Poekilocerus pictus- رنگدار ٹڈا

رنگدار ٹڈا
رنگدار ٹڈا

Poekilocerus pictus is a large brightly colored grasshopper from India. Nymphs of the species are notorious for squirting a jet of liquid up to several inches away when grasped. It is also known as Aak grasshopper or locally in few tribal areas called titighodo. The half-grown immature form is greenish-yellow with fine black markings and small crimson spots. The mature grasshopper has canary yellow and turquoise stripes on its body, green tegmina with yellow spots, and pale red hind wings (pics: Multan, Pakistan)

رنگدار ٹِڈا شوخ رنگوں پر مشتمل برصغیر پاک و ہند میں پایا جانے والا ایک ٹڈا ہے جس کو انگریزی میں پی اوکیلوسیرس پکٹس کہتے ہیں ۔ اس کو آک ٹڈا بھی بلایا جاتا ہے۔ یہ چند خاص درختوں کے پتے کھا کر گزارہ کرتا ہے۔

Poekilocerus pictus, a painted Indian grasshopper in Multan, Pakistan


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