Short Horned Grasshopper Nymph

Short Horned Grasshopper Nymph

This is a nymph of a variety of short-horned grasshopper (Family Acrididae). The Acrididae are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. Acrididae grasshoppers are characterised by relatively short and stout … Read more

Short Horned Grasshopper

Short Horned Grasshopper

This is a nymph of a variety of short horned grasshopper (Family Acrididae). The Acrididae are the predominant family of grasshoppers, comprising some 10,000 of the 11,000 species of the entire suborder Caelifera. The Acrididae are best known because all locusts (swarming grasshoppers) are of the Acrididae. The subfamily Oedipodinae is sometimes classified as a … Read more

Xenocatantops Grasshopper Nymph

Xenocatantops Grasshopper Nymph

I found this short horned grasshopper nymph belonging to Xenocatantops species in my garden feeding on leaves. They belong to subfamily Catantopinae, which is classified under family Acrididae. These grasshoppers go through a drastic makeover during their adult life. These green nymphs will change their colour to dark brown/black with pale white stripe colored adults. … Read more

Oriental Mole Cricket

Oriental Mole Cricket

I was curious about the intermittent scratching sound coming behind the cupboard in my clinic. Expecting a pesky rat, I started poking around its corner. What came out was this oriental mole cricket. It was confused, sort of stunned and unhurt. Since the hospital surrounding would have looked odd for this mole cricket in a … Read more

Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper

Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper

Grasshoppers are herbivorous insects. To distinguish them from bush crickets or katydids, they are sometimes referred to as short-horned grasshoppers. The one here is Short Horned Gaudy Grasshopper Neorthacris simulans. It belongs to Pyrgomorphidae family of grasshoppers in the order Orthoptera commonly known as the gaudy grasshoppers. They are short horned, flightless grasshoppers. Pyrgomorphoidea, and … Read more

Rice Grasshopper

Rice Grasshopper

The dainty insect pictured here is a nymph of a variety of short horned grasshopper (Family Acrididae) Oxya hyla hyla. Being strict vegans and ironically despised for this very fact, they are also known as Rice Grasshoppers, owing to their propensity to damage rice crops at all stages of growth. Both nymphs and adults are … Read more