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Family: Pamphagidae (toad grasshoppers)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Phylum: Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Polyneoptera > Anartioptera > Orthopterida > Orthoptera

Porthetis carinata nymph photographed in South Coast Strandveld (photo. H. Robertson). 

Trachypetrella anderssonii, a rock mimic, photographed in southern Namibia (photo. N. Larsen).

Unidentified toad grasshopper in Namib Desert (photo. N. Larsen).

Toad grasshoppers tend to be thick-set, spiny, camouflaged grasshoppers. In many species the female is wingless.




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