Red Locust by RatManDude

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(Nomadracis septemfasciata)
The Red Locust is a large grasshopper species found south of the Sahara in Africa. Its name refers to the colour of its hindwings.

Sometimes is called the Criquet nomade in French, from its nomadic movements in the dry season.

The overall colour of adult insects is a mixture of light beige and brown.

Location: South Africa


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  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 5 years ago

    Good clear photo of this bug!

  • TA ~ :)
    I hope that I have ID the insect properly, as I did originally think that it was just a very large grasshopper … but after doing a little research I am lead to believe that this is as I have tagged it.

    – RatManDude

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful and great macro shot, a real wooowzers shot !!!!

  • Olitto
    Olittoabout 5 years ago

    Perfect capture of this Red Locust, RMD. Its name refers to the colour of its hindwings. It is sometimes called the Criquet nomade in French, due to its nomadic movements in the dry season. Great work.

  • Olitto
    Olittoabout 5 years ago

    Oh, sorry, you mentioned that…..just thought its interesting.

  • RatManDude
    RatManDudeabout 5 years ago

    TX 4 all the great reply’s

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