Monday, June 20, 2011

Head Grasshopper Green, Beautiful and Wild

Grasshoppers have antennae that are almost always shorter than the body (sometimes filamentous), and short ovipositors. Those species that make easily heard noises usually do so by rubbing the hind femurs against the forewings or abdomen (stridulation), or by snapping the wings in flight. Tympana, if present, are on the sides of the first abdominal segment. The hind femora are typically long and strong, fitted for leaping. Generally they are winged, but hind wings are membranous while front wings (tegmina) are coriaceous and not fit for flight. Females are normally larger than males, with short ovipositors. Males have a single unpaired plate at the end of the abdomen. Females have two pairs of valves ( triangles) at the end of the abdomen used to dig in sand when egg laying.

Head Grasshopper Green, Beautiful and Wild

The size is fairly large, about 6-7 cm, with a stocky appearance. Head and thorax greenish color, so too does color springer thigh leg, while the brown wings with dark patches. Including species of grasshoppers are difficult to approach, but if you fly away, usually only at distances 5-6 meters. This species seems to prefer alighted on the ground, on grass, compared with perch in the leaf blade-leaf plants. Has never been reported as potential pests.

When field observations conducted, found quite a lot of individuals, about 30-40 individuals in an area of ​​30 x 30 meters. This species likes short grass, which only the overgrown bushes that rarely, or the destruction of organic materials. This species also seem pretty comfortable with other locust species, living side by side, in the same habitat.

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