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Jiminy Cricket Or Garden locust nymph to be precise. Acanthacris ruficornis,Garden locust,Geotagged,South Africa,Summer,insects,locusts,orthoptera,south africa Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Whoa, Claire! This one is insanely good. The light is excellent, and so is the composition, but above all, that cartoony "villain" look really makes this a top photo. Posted 6 years ago
  2. The lighting is absolutely gorgeous! Great capture, Claire! Posted 6 years ago
  3. Thank you both, took me quite a few attempts to get this, one of the few times I have actually attempted to achieve an effect rather than just a clear photo. Pretty pleased! Posted 6 years ago

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Acanthacris ruficornis is found virtually throughout Africa south of the Sahara. It is eaten as food by people in the northern parts of South Africa (Chesler 1938), as well as in Congo and the Sahel (i.e. the band of arid savannah just south of the Sahara) (van Huis 1996). Pallatable grasshoppers and locusts are normally cooked, fried or roasted, after the legs and wings have been removed. In South Africa it is the common large brown grasshopper found in people's gardens, often referred to erroneously.. more

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Claire Hamilton
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By Claire Hamilton

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Uploaded Jan 10, 2015. Captured Jan 10, 2015 11:59 in Unnamed Road, South Africa.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/250s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm