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Locust?

Observed: 15th November 2011 By: Michael McSweeney
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCape Bird ClubSouth African National Parks Honorary Rangers
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Description:

ID please!

Identifications
  • Locust
    Confidence: It's likely to be this, but I can't be certain.
  • Common Milkweed Locust (Phymateus morbillosus)
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
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    Likely ID
    Dictyophorus spumans
    Confidence: I'm as sure as I can be.
    ID agreements (): 6 People
    • Alex Dreyer
      Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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    • rjpretor
      Entomological Society of AmericaEntomological Society of Southern AfricaLepidopterists' Society of Africa
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    • Wynand Uys
      Kruger2Canyons
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    • Tony Rebelo
      Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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    • KaroopixieKaroopixie’s reputation in InvertebratesKaroopixie’s reputation in InvertebratesKaroopixie’s reputation in InvertebratesKaroopixie’s reputation in InvertebratesKaroopixie’s reputation in Invertebrates
    • nubigena
      Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Dictyophorus spumans interacts

Comments

vynbos's picture

oops!

I had this assumption that if it looks like a locusty/grasshoppery thingy, and is black and red, it can only be one thing. Now I know there are two things it could be. Won't get that wrong again. (unless there is a 3rd option too)

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ID

Thank you for ID.

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foam grasshopper

Would the correct common name be the 'foam grasshopper'?

rjpretor's picture

Yes,the common name of this

Yes,the common name of this guy is Koppie foam grasshopper

Johan Pretorius

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Thanks

Thank you Johan

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Pleasure

Pleasure

Johan Pretorius