Snouted (or Long headed) grasshopper

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(Truxalis nasuta) – Orthoptera – () – I have wished to photograph a specimen for some years and coming across one is quite an excitement! They come also in green! Common in the Emirates but can been found more rarely also in the south-east of France, Corsica and ; its length reaches 8 cm for females, males are smaller!

They live in hot and dry places where temperatures can soar up to 45°C in summer. That day it was cool, only 35°C! The under-wings are exquisite: whitish with dark red at the base. This one is definitely a female considering her size: so here is “big mummy long-legs”!

Acrida ungarica (Truxalis nasuta)

Truxale méditerranéenne, prise en Espagne mais on la trouve aussi en Corse et dans le sud-est de la France. Elle fait partie de la grande famille des criquets et plus particulièrement de la sous-famille des Acridinae, les plus grands des criquets européens.

Son vol est impressionnant, dévoilant de grandes ailes blanches avec la base couleur fuchsia. La forme des antennes est assez particulière; elles sont aplaties à la base, s’effilant à la pointe avec des segments arrondis. Ses pattes sont également démesurées!

Ce spécimen est une femelle de forme beige faisant près de 8 cm, soit presque la largeur de ma main; les mâles sont nettement plus petits, 5 à 6 cm environ. La forme verte existe aussi comme souvent chez les acrididés.

Acrida ungarica (Truxalis nasuta)

Acrida ungarica (Truxalis nasuta)

Acrida ungarica (Truxalis nasuta)

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka

Passionate about Nature and photography but mostly animals and birds. I live in France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years and in the U.S. for 3 years and with Australia in mind for the future. With my husband, I created and managed a Bird Park in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: NIKON lenses: 300 mm F/4, 80/400 mm, 500 mm, 200/500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E,

Noushka Wildlife

Noushka Wildlife

Passionate about Wildlife, Photography and Wildlife issues. I live in the south of France at the present, but have lived in Africa for 16 years, in the U.S. for 3 years. With my husband, I created and managed a BIRD PARK in South Africa, raising mainly psittacines; the breeding facility housed over 1000 parrots at any given time. I speak French and English alike and manage decently in Spanish. My photography is about sharing fauna's beauty with other enthusiasts! Equipment: ALL NIKON Cameras: D500, D750 Tele lenses: 300 mm, 500 mm, 800 mm f5/6E, Zoom lenses: 16/80 mm, 80/400 mm, 200/500 mm and: Macro 150 Sigma. * * * My work can be seen HERE: http://1000-pattes.blogspot.fr/ * * * NOT ON FACEBOOK

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