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Showing posts with label grasshopper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grasshopper. Show all posts

Saturday, 29 April 2017

WHITE BANDED GRASSHOPPER (Eyprepocnemis plorans) S'Albufereta Nature Reserve, Port de Pollenca, Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain


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The White Banded Grasshopper (Eyprepocnemis plorans) is a member of the Shorthorned Grasshopper family Acrididae which is in genus Eyprepocnemis. It occurs in Africa, the southern parts of Spain, Italy and Greece as well as parts of Western Asia.

Source: http://www.pyrgus.de/Eyprepocnemis_plorans_en.html

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

EGYPTIAN LOCUST (Nymph) (Anacridium aegyptium) Moni Gouvernetou Monastery, Akrotiri Peninsula, Crete, Greece


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The Egyptian Locust (Anacridium aegyptium) is a species of grasshopper in the family Acrididae. In Europe, it mainly occurs in countries that boarder the Mediterranean Basin. It is also found in North Africa as well as Southwestern Asia. After hatching from an egg, an immature locust (called a nymph) goes through five growth stages known as instars and then becomes an adult. Unlike some other types of locust, this species poses no treat to agriculture. It is Europe's largest grasshopper with some females reaching up to 70mm in length.
  
Reference: Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds