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Oriental longheaded locust (Acrida cinerea)

Oriental longheaded locust (Acrida cinerea) is an animal species in the Acrididae, arboreal insects, green or brown grasshoppers with elongated head, wings, long hind legs, spending time perched in the bush in forests and agricultural land.

A. cinerea has a predominantly bright green or brown color. The head is square with sharp angles, elongated, sharp tip and ends in a pair of flat and thick antennae. The eyes are elliptical and yellowish brown.

Dlium Oriental longheaded locust (Acrida cinerea)


The nape has a triangular flap. The stomach is cylindrical, wide and segmented. Elongated triangular wings with an angle at the top and a sharp tip. The wings cover the entire belly, but are still visible from the side.

The legs are cylindrical and slender. The hind legs are the largest and very long. The oriental longheaded locust lives in shrubs or low trees in forests and agricultural land.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Caelifera
Infraorder: Acrididea
Superfamily: Acridoidea
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Acridinae
Tribe: Acridini
Genus: Acrida
Species: Locust Acrida cinerea

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