Tropidacris collaris

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Tropidacris collaris
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Scientific classification
T. collaris
Binomial name
Tropidacris collaris
(Stoll, 1813)

Tropidacris collaris is a species of grasshopper in the family Romaleidae. A large South American grasshopper, it is also known as the blue-winged grasshopper although they vary greatly in coloration.[1] It is common in both forests and dry areas of South America from Colombia to Argentina. In parts of northern Argentina, they are considered a pest.[2] They are also popular among insect and terrarium enthusiasts.[3]

A grasshopper of this species was spotted landing on the arm of James Rodríguez, after he scored a goal during Colombia's 2–1 defeat to Brazil, at the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[4][5]


  1. ^ Carbonell, Carlos S. (1986). "Revision of the Neotropical Genus Tropidacris (Orthoptera, Acridoidea, Romaleidae, Romaleinae)". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 138 (2): 366–402. JSTOR 4064913.
  2. ^ Pelizza, S. A; Elíades, L. A; Saparrat, M. C. N; Cabello, M. N; Scorsetti, A. C; Lange, C. E (2011). "Screening of Argentine native fungal strains for biocontrol of the grasshopper Tropidacris collaris: Relationship between fungal pathogenicity and chitinolytic enzyme activity". World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 28 (4): 1359. doi:10.1007/s11274-011-0935-8. PMID 22805916.
  3. ^ Attard, Lydia M; Carreno, Ramon A; Paré, Jean A; Peregrine, Andrew S; Dutton, Christopher J; Mason, Thomas R (2008). "Mermithid Nematode Infection in a Colony of Blue-winged Grasshoppers (Tropidacris collaris)". Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 39 (3): 488. doi:10.1638/2007-0179.1. PMID 18817018.
  4. ^ "Huge grasshopper lands on Rodriguez". BBC News.
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