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leopard print/camoflage print grasshopper - Hippiscus ocelote - male

leopard print/camoflage print grasshopper - Hippiscus ocelote - Male
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
August 27, 2012

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leopard print/camoflage print grasshopper - Hippiscus ocelote - male leopard print/camoflage print grasshopper - Hippiscus ocelote - male

male Hippiscus ocelote
This is sort of an aside, but I couldn't resist after the description of the pattern given.

A younger synonym for this grasshopper is Hippiscus "rugosus", [for the "rugose" top of the pronotum]. This name isn't used anymore, but it lead directly to the common name "Wrinkled Grasshopper". That name seems silly to me. However, the name "ocelote" is in reference to the leopard-spot (or ocelot) pattern, and the name "Leopard Grasshopper" or "Ocelot Grasshopper" would seem much more fitting.

Maybe I'll start a campaign :0)

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Wrinkled Grasshopper? Contac
Wrinkled Grasshopper? Contact me for making signs and phone calls when you are ready to start your Leopard-spot Grasshopper campaign.

Thanks as always, David.

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