Schistocerca melanocera

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Large Painted Locust
Painted-Locust.jpg
Photographed on North Seymour Island
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae
Genus: Schistocerca
Species: S. melanocera
Binomial name
Schistocerca melanocera
Stål, 1861

The Large Painted Locust[1] (Schistocerca melanocera) is endemic to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador, except Española Island. The locusts form a large part of the diet of the Galápagos hawk and lava lizards. Can be up to 8 cm long.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fitter, J; Fitter, D; and Hosking, D. (2000) Wildlife of the Galápagos. Updated Edition. Princeton University Press.

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