Pygmy locusts

Also called ground-hoppers or grouse locusts, these insects have a distinctive pronotum that extends back over all of the abdomen, often tapering to a point. In some species, the pronotum is enlarged and shaped to imitate leaves or stones.

• like Cycle lemales lay eggs in damp soil. Some species have up to five nymphal stages.

• occl jrrence Worldwide, mainly in warmer regions. On bare or sparsely covered ground in moist, wooded areas and the edges of bogs and lakes.

thick, rod-like antennae are shorter than head and pronotum combined stout thorax with warty bumps and projections bright red coloring on hindwings can be flashed at predators phym xtl l 's viridipks is a brightly colored species found all over Africa. When disturbed or threatened, it rustles and flashes its colorful wings.

Tutrix sunnata can swim underwater and is found in Asia and Europe.

many species have drab, brown or gray coloring eyes often large well-developed hindlegs tapered pronotum extends back over abdomen

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