Wikipedia picture of the day for September 13


Atractomorpha is a genus of grasshopper in the Pyrgomorphidae family, found in Africa, Asia and Australia. The genus name is derived from Greek and means ‘spindle-shaped’ or ‘arrow-shaped’, referring to the cone-shaped head found in individuals of the genus. Atractomorpha are active during the day, and their usual habitat is reeds and grasses close to rivers or streams.

This picture shows a grasshopper of the species A. crenulata, commonly known as the tobacco grasshopper, which has a distribution from South Asia to Vietnam.

Photograph credit: Chris Woodrich