Orthoptera

Most of these come from one location, a field near my house in west Jakarta.

Grasshoppers like grass but Jakarta doesn’t”

Please help with identification if you can. You can comment here, or follow the link to Flickr and leave a comment there.

Long-headed Toothpick Grasshopper – Acrida cinerea

(above) Long-headed Toothpick Grasshopper Acrida cinerea (Thunberg, 1815)  There are lots of these in the field near my house. Some local boys that were helping me find the big grasshoppers called it ‘Belalang Pocong’. Belalang means grasshopper in Indonesian and “pochong” is the ghost of a person wrapped in the shroud that Muslims use to bury the body of their deceased. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakarta_entomology/6530169785/in/set-72157628467009641 – Location collected – 6°09’12.02”S, 106°41’33.02”E – 11th Sep 2011 – Jakarta, Indonesia.

Long-headed Toothpick Grasshopper – Acrida cinerea

(above) Long-headed Toothpick Grasshopper Acrida cinerea (Thunberg, 1815) – I think this is a Acirda cinerea nymph as its wings are under developed and it’s quiet small compared to the other Toothpicks. It has turned a darker colour since pining, it was more of a sandy brown when alive. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakarta_entomology/6530170065/in/set-72157628467009641 – Location collected – 6°09’12.02”S, 106°41’33.02”E – 11th Sep 2011 – Jakarta, Indonesia.

UNKNOWN – Please help identify

(above) This is a big grasshopper. My cat brought me this as a little present. It’s a Spur-throated grasshopper but I’m struggling with any clues as to the genus or species. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakarta_entomology/6530172273/in/set-72157628467009641/ – Location collected – 6°08’58.26”S 106°41’43.35”E – 21st Oct 2011 – Jakarta, Indonesia.

UNKNOWN – Please help identify

(above) Found this at Anyer beach west Java. It landed on a white plastic chair while I was sitting near the beach. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jakarta_entomology/6530172013/in/set-72157628467009641 – Location collected – 6°10’59.32”S, 105°50’34.92”E – 3rd Dec 2011 – Jakarta, Indonesia.

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