This is a grin lady, not a smile!... "Dictyophorus spumans – Koppie Foam grasshoppers." Free State, South Africa by Qnita
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This is a grin lady, not a smile!... "Dictyophorus spumans – Koppie Foam grasshoppers." Free State, South Africa by 


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Yes, you can grin at me!! Eating all of my yummy Amarylis plants!!

I will be glad if someone can ID this guzzler for me. It is very common in the drier areas of South Africa, Perhaps I’ll Google it before someone could help me… Perhaps you will offer to come and clear my garden… I have plenty of bags and buckets for you to use… This was captured in Petrusburg, Free State, South Africa… Dry for this time of the year here…

Thank you to two of my FB friends! *_Francois Barnard & Erica Scheepers_ They searched for this grasshopper before I could.

There are 39 known species in SA of this family. Many of these grasshoppers have warning colours like this one is flaunting and can secrete foamy defensive liquid. This one is probably one of the Dictyophorus spumans – Koppie Foam grasshoppers.

Canon EOS 550D
f/5.6
Exposure Time – 1/
ISO – 100
Macro Setting

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Living on a farm, as I do, I’m provided unique opportunities to photograph plants and creatures. There are not many trees here, and no mountains or rocks; but there are a lot of fields! The bright sun gives me many lovely silhouettes to capture; while the rain brings out tiny plants and creatures. Sometimes I visit another town or province; and then my Canon EOS 550D works overtime.

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