The Milkweed Grasshopper (literally, milkweed grasshopper) that lives in South Africa is a cheat-type grasshopper that wears a thorny armor around its neck, looks strong and shoots deadly poison.
Milkweed locusts appear to have different colored species. It is said that their body color changes depending on the plants they eat as their staple food, but the details are still unknown. The plants it eats are highly toxic, and the venom accumulates in its body, and when it feels fear or is attacked, it sprays a deadly poison from between the thorax and the base of its hind legs.
This is a green grasshopper. Stylish green and black color scheme. The body length is about 5 to 10 cm. Individuals as large as 15 cm have also been confirmed.
It is also occurring in large numbers.
There are other milkweed locusts of various colors.
It’s a poisonous color, and it’s appealing, “I’ve got poison, so come here!”