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Posted by
Laurette (Lonehill - Fourways, South Africa) on 23 March 2015 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

Elegant Grasshopper
Grasshoippers are best known for athletic leaps and chirping calls, but this flashy African jumper has a much nastier surprise in store. It's poisonous !The elegant grasshopper eats toxic plants and stores the toxins in its body as a defense against hungry predators. Most enemies know they should leave them alone. The elegant grasshopper is found from South Africa to Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Zaire and Angola.

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NIKON D3100 1/320 second F/10.0 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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NIKON D3100
1/320 second
F/10.0
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)