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  Tobacco Grasshopper

 

Thailand

 

This creature, spotted in Khao Yai National Park, is a Tobacco Grasshopper, also commonly known as a Long-headed Locust, an insect in the family of grasshoppers, with the scientific name Atractomorpha crenulata.

 

 

It somewhat resembles the Long-headed Toothpick Grasshopper (fig.), but is much shorter and sturdier. It is mostly bright green, with a thin white edge at the front side of the body, while the base and bottom half of the antennae, as well as the bottom hind legs, have a bluish shine. See also List of Thai Insect Names.

See also WILDLIFE PICTURES.

 

  Tobacco Grasshopper