Phymateus Viridipes, also known as the Green Milkweed Locust or African Bush Grasshopper, is an African locust in the family Pyrgomorphidae (Gaudy Grasshoppers). It is about 70 millimetres (2.8 in) long at maturity and capable of long migratory flights. Its body and fore-wings are green in colour while the hind-wings are bright red and blue, presenting a striking appearance in flight.

Phymateus Viridipes, also known as the Green Milkweed Locust or African Bush Grasshopper, is an African locust in the family Pyrgomorphidae (Gaudy Grasshopper

Grasshopper...always jump forward, never backward. Take that leap of faith.  Jumps across space and time. Leaps of faith. Jumping without knowing where you will land. Astral travel.  Leaping over obstacles.  New leaps forward.  Ability to change careers quickly.

always jump forward, never backward. A leap of faith: Jumping without knowing where you will land.

☆ Color Blind 15 -::-  Worth1000 Contests ☆

because this is natures Painted Grasshopper, Dactylotum bicolor. Also known as the Rainbow Grasshopper. Nature is AWEsome!

"Bet you didn't know that I come in these colours!"  (Photo By: © Jon Rapp.)

Painted Grasshooper (Dactylotum bicolor) photo by Jon Rapp. found on the Western Plains of the United States

Blue And Red Grasshopper Actually very pretty

Blue And Red Grasshopper; I don't like bugs, but man, is this cool.

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Beautiful example of natural selection, adaptation and random chance. Who dares argue with Mother Nature?

Rainbow Grasshopper on Octotillo by Bob Jensen, via 500px

"Dactylotum bicolor", commonly known as the Rainbow Grasshopper, Painted Grasshopper, or Barber Pole Grasshopper

Insects Common Milkweed Locust, Phymateus Morbillosus, With Bright Colors Serving As Warning Coloration To Scare Off Predators, Goegap Nature Reserve, Namaqualand, South Africa, unlicensed use prohibited

Insects Common Milkweed Locust, Phymateus Morbillosus, With Bright Colors Serving As Warning Coloration To Scare Off Predators

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