Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
viridipes
NOTES

A large locust up to 70 mm long. When alarmed it raises its wings and produces a foul smelling foamy liquid from the joints on the thorax. The nymphs tend to form bands and march along together while the adults are solitary


AUTHORITY
Stal, 1873
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
Insect (6 legs) 


Colour
Notes: A large olive green locust with white spots on its wings and yellowish legs
Colour: Green
Notes: The nymphs are spotted black and yellow
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Locust
Green bush locust
Green milkweed locust
Habitat
NOTES: Found in the veld
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
Toxicity
A child is known to have died after eating one of these locusts
Months
All year



Displayed by Skeleton
With thanks to Web Designer Hut
Designed by David the Swarfer