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[Public Domain] 14 Jan 2010 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Species
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Apparently there is little difference between Grasshoppers and Locusts, and their migratory / swarming nature is the only true distinction we make. I suppose the term locust is like the term “weed” in that we chose to ascribe it to the species whose success we don’t enjoy. At the end of the day, weeds are still plants, and locusts are still grasshoppers. Although I suspect this little one pictured is a “Caledia captiva” grasshopper nymph, I was tempted to call it a locust since it’s parents are currently decimating my basil.
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