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Japanese rice grasshopper (Oxya japonica)

Japanese rice grasshopper (Oxya japonica) is an animal species in Acrididae, medium-sized grasshoppers, green with brown and yellow in color, sexually dimorphic, arboreal life by spending time on leaves on low bushes in forests and agricultural land.

O. japonica has a wrinkled surface, the sides are bright green, the upper side is dark brown and the sides and top are bordered by a yellow linear line with white gradations from the eye to the top of the hind legs.

Dlium Japanese rice grasshopper (Oxya japonica)


The stomach is cylindrical, jointed and brownish green. The head is triangular in shape with a sharp point at the mouth, flat front, a pair of large brown or green eyes and a pair of brown antennae.

The legs are green, have several joints with the tips of the soles which have a pair of spines. The hind legs are very large and half the length of the body with large joints and are brownish in color.

Japanese rice grasshopper lives arboreal on the leaves and stems of low plants in the bushes at the edge of the forest and agricultural land, especially rice fields. The numbers are very abundant, easy to find and breed throughout the season.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Infraorder: Acrididea
Superfamily: Acridoidea
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Oxyinae
Tribe: Oxyini
Genus: Oxya
Species: Oxya japonica

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