SIERRA WOODCRAFT - This 19th century anatomical grasshopper drawing is going to make a fascinating wooden wall hang.
Day 15. I went to the Bug Lab with a friend of mine and started on this. :D
It’s a large grasshopper! I should have copied the specific information about it but didn’t! :< I’ll be posting the finished product very soon!
Red Locust (Nomadacris septemfasciata)
The red locust is a sub-Saharan grasshopper in its gregarious phase. Unlike desert locusts, red locusts have not caused any devastating crop destruction since the 1940s. However, the last mass gregarious infestation lasted from 1930-1944 in Chad, the Sahel, and almost all of southern Africa, and was as devastating as the Rocky Mountain locust was in the United States in the 19th century.
Fabre’s Book of Insects. Illsutrated by E. J. Detmold, 1921.