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Aug 29, 2010 5:07 AM

Another grasshopper

Last time I posted here a bright green grasshopper was stalking me, this time I opened my window to find a dark brown one sat on my window sill. It's waaaaay uglier than the green one and I was scared it would jump at me as I was taking photos. I tried to take some good clear shots of it. Anyone know what this one is called?


Also, what is that horn thing on its ass? Does it stab?





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    Aug 29, 2010 12:20 PM (in response to LrtenaL)
    Re: Another grasshopper

    It is not a grasshopper - grasshoppers have short antennae and don't have that "horned thing"; it's a Bush Cricket (which do have really long antennae).


    Most likely it is a female Dark Bush-cricket, Pholidoptera griseoaptera.


    The "horned thing" is an ovipositor - the males don't have them.

    They are totally harmless - and a lot of fun!



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