Sunday 30 October 2011

Grasshopper on the Kloof Mountain Trail

Clarens, 18.11.2011

It was huge, ~6 cm, mostly yellow, but also vivid green and even purple patches.
Relatively frisky and somehow climbed on to my camera bag, see below.

Later we have been told that they are rather common; indeed we have spotted some more since. They don’t seem to fly much though.
Must find out more about it...

PS: I have now found out that it could be a Bush Locust Phymateus viridipes.  Bush Locusts are sluggish...

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