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The bright colours of the Blistered Pyrgomorph (Monistria pustulifera) are a warning to potential predators, that pyrgomorphs are poisonous to eat.
A flightless grasshopper, the Blistered Pyrgomorph move so little, that their entire life cycle can be completed under a single bush.
Images © Greg Sully
See our Fauna Index for more information on the Blistered Pyrgomorph.
- Scientific classification
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Arthropoda
- Class: Insecta
- Order: Orthoptera
- Family: Pyrgomorphidae
- Genus: Monistria
- Species: M. pustulifera
- Binomial name: Monistria pustulifera