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Acrida ungarica mediterranea
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ORTHOPTERA
Acrididae
Acrida ungarica mediterranea Dirch, 1949
l-Ahrax, Mellieha
3/11/08
Link: EntomoligiItaliani - in Italian
Acrida ungarica mediterranea is a large horned grasshopper which is easy to identify in the field. It is one of the largest grasshopper in the Maltese Islands. It feeds on vegetable matter and because of its green to brown colour, it is well camouflaged on plants. However it becomes visible when it lands on rocks either when it is fleeing a predator or when hopping to another food source.