Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Zonocerus
Family: Pyrgomorphidae (Insecta/Orthoptera)
Taxon : Land invertebrate
Group : Animal

SPECIES
elegans
NOTES

A brightly coloured insect which smells disgusting. It exudes a yellow fluid when threatened. The nymphs tend to form bands and march along together.


AUTHORITY
(Thunberg, 1815)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: Brightly coloured with yellow, black and red
Colour: Patterned
Common Name
Elegant grasshopper
Stink grasshopper
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Often found on the river banks
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Poekilocerus roseipennis
Poecilocera atriceps
Zonocerus hova
Zonocerus brevipenni



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