weird looking grasshopper sri lanka

Gestart door DJHiker, augustus 22, 2014, 14:38:07 PM

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I would like to know which species this is
It concerns this sighting
identification uncertain Unidentified grasshopper or locust - Orthoptera indet. observed at 2013-01-25 Sri Lanka - Anuradhapura

Not the same specimen in these two photo's, but they look like the same species.
thanks in advance David Kohl
David Kohl


After posting on, I learned that it is an (adult) Orthacris species.
Six Orthacris species have been reported from Sri Lanka O. ceylonica, O. curvicerca, O. elongata, O. filiformis, O. gracilis and O. major
Identification up to species level on the basis of only this image will be very difficult.

David Kohl