The Slender Green-Winged Grasshopper (Aiolopus thalassinus thalassinus) is an invertebrate insect in the Acrididae family of grasshoppers.
The Slender Green-Winged Grasshopper can be brown to dark-brown with lime to grass green on its head and thighs. It is paler on its underbelly. It has large eyes, medium-sized antennae, and an elongated body. Its legs have three segments, ending with small claw-like appendages. Its back legs are enlarged, which enable it to jump long distances. The male has a pair of wings and can fly, wheres the female has basic wings and cannot fly well. The wings are green.
It grows to 3-5 centimetres (1-2 inches) long. The male is usually smaller than the female.
It is found in Europe, Africa, Central Asia, and South-East Asia in tropical and warm locations.
It is diurnal, active during the day. It eats grass and leaves
The female uses her ovipositor to lay eggs in loose soil, among plant roots or in rotting leaves. She lays 10-60 eggs in late summer and they hatch in spring.
Location of photographs: Battambang, Cambodia
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM