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Colourful grasshopper

Colourful grasshopper
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Copyright: Richa Tewari (shree) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 13 N: 71] (276)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Insects
Camera: Kodak Easyshare V603
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-06-23 3:57
Viewed: 3884
Points: 20
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Dear friends, I need help with identification of this colourful grasshopeer, which appeared out of nowhere and waited patiently till I ran and got the camera from my room. A google search suggested it can be Poekilocerus, any input about the species?

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To manyee: Thanks for the grasshopper workshopshree 1 07-14 07:44
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Hi Richa,

Superb shot of this colourful grasshopper. I liked it. Nice macro. Nice bright colours and nice capture of the eyes.


Bellisimo saltamontes, de colores increibles y los captaste excelente con esta foto, lastima que no puedo ayudarte con la Id, esta esta pagina que al rato te puede guiar a la identificación del mismo. www.bugGuide.net

Hello Richa,

I regret I can not help with ID, is the first time in my life that I see this bug. But certainly there are some similarities with the pictus Poekilocerus, but lack some of the blue in the legs, wings and a lack of the more obscure, that in this insect are just forming. It may be a young specimen.

What I can attest, is that your technique has improved rapidly from one photo to another, in this picture the details are good and solid colors, the composition is perfect. detailed drawing of the leaves at the top doubles. also did you use the flash properly, achieving a better result.

Greetings and TFS!


Hi Richa,
What an incredible grasshopper.
The design on its body makes me think of the intricate and colorful patterns found in delicate china or enamel.
Very interesting specimen.
A little sharpening and contrast might bring out the lines more distinctly.
Great POV.
TFS. : )

such a cute fella :) yes you got the googling right, it is Poekilocerus, species pictus, a nymph.

amazing grasshopper, TFS Ori

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  • Lobo (30)
  • [2009-08-14 12:25]

Hi Richa,

Very colorful grasshopper and great macro shot. I never seen any like it whith the color and crispness of this photo.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-08-22 9:05]

Hi Richa,
thanks for liking my fungi shot.
this grasshopper is really exciting. The colours are unique and pretty.
You have presented it very well.


Amazing shot...!!!
The details are good...

I have never seen such a grasshopper before...
The colors are so vivid and unique...
A wonderful little insect...

vipin :-)

Hi Richa.
This insect look great and have wonderful color.
Good photo,well made.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hello Richa,
Hope you'll be doing fine. Although you posted this photo a few months back but I think it is not too late to give you an ID of this unique insect of our region, it is the young one of our Painted Grasshopper(Poekilocerusictus)which are mostly seen on their favourite host plant Ak or Aak or Rubber Bush plant (Calotropis procera). Thanks a lot for sharing a wondrous photo, take care...warmest regards/Abid

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