The Cambodian Short-Horned Grasshopper (family Acrididae) is an insect.
The Cambodian Short-Horned Grasshopper is bright green on its upperparts and yellow-green on its underbelly. It has a black line from its eye, running along the length of its body. It has a pair of wings and short antennae. Its back legs are enlarged, which enable it to jump long distances. Its legs have three segments.
It measures about 3 centimetres (1 inch) long.
Short-Horned Grasshoppers are common worldwide. The Cambodian Short-Horned Grasshopper is native to Indo-China, in countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Laos. It prefers open habitats, such as grasslands, but it also likes forests.
It is a diurnal grasshopper, active during the day.
The Cambodian Short-Horned Grasshopper eats foliage, such as grass and leaves.
The female uses her ovipositor to lay eggs in loose soil, among plant roots or in rotting wood. She lays 10-60 eggs in late summer and they hatch in spring.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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