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Anacridium aegyptium
Anacridium aegyptium - mating pair
Anacridium aegyptium - mating pair
Anacridium aegyptium - detail of eyes
Nymph
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ORTHOPTERA
Anacridium aegyptium (Linnaeus, 1764)
Gzira (image inverted vertically)
29/02/12
Acrididae
The mating species of the Egyptian locust (Anacridium aegyptium) were found on an Olive tree in the garden. A few months earlier a nymph was found in the yard. This species is generally solitary and not found in any large numbers and so the damage to crops from it is limited.
Link:
FaunaEuropaea
Sierra Nevada Mountain Forum
Mating pair
Ventral view - mating pair
Close up of eyes
Nymph - Gzira
23/12/11