For the identification of insects and other fauna and flora of South Africa.

Monday, August 25, 2008

An interesting black ball - Elegant grasshopper (Zonocerus elegans) Pamphagidae

During my walk I noticed a strange black ball on one of the bushes. It was about 5cm (4 inches) in diameter.
On closer inspection, it turned out to be hundreds of little grasshoppers in a cluster.

In six weeks time, they will turn into this.....elegant grasshopper (zonocerus elegans)

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