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Meltripata pictaBolívar, 1923

Adult Female (ZRC.ORT.215). This image was contributed by Mingkai Tan as part of his undergraduate final year project in NUS.

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Basic Information

Arthropoda: Insecta: Orthoptera: Acrididae: Catantopinae
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Identifying Features:
Antennae very long, surpassing length of head and pronotum and reaching/ surpassing wings; with apex pale. Hind femur with a pale or yellow band near knee. Hind tarsus long, nearing half the length of hind tibia.
This is a forest-associated species and is not found in grassy habitats.