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|Large painted locust|
|Photographed on North Seymour Island|
The large painted locust (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.
- Fitter, J; Fitter, D; and Hosking, D. (2000) Wildlife of the Galápagos. Updated Edition. Princeton University Press.
- Media related to Schistocerca melanocera at Wikimedia Commons
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