Group Ophthalmolampae

Bactrophorine Grasshopper

Bactrophorinae, Group Ophthalmolampae, Grasshopper, Suriname photo


Family: Romaleidae

Subfamily: Bactrophorinae

Tribe: Ophthalmolampini

Group: Ophthalmolampae


Grasshoppers in Bactrophorinae are primarily forest-dwellers, and many species are arboreal. The subfamily is made up of about three dozen genera. Most species are South American, though species in the group are also found in southern Central America.

Photo notes: on a tree trunk, tropical forest, Brokopondo district, Suriname.

Determined by Dra. Kátia Matiotti, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul.

Group Ophthalmolampae, Bactrophorine Grasshopper in the family Romaleidae, image from Suriname

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