Three more awesome Gorongosa insects


Homoeogryllus orientalis, one of the coolest cricket species in the park. Piotr and I were driving back to camp when we heard its distinctive fluty, almost birdlike call. He jumped out of the truck and tracked this male in a matter of about 2 minutes. This was, I might add, in the middle of the night, in an area that lions are known to frequent. 


A beaded lacewing (Berothidae). The larvae of these insects live in termite nests, where they are predators of the termites. They dispatch their prey with toxic farts (I am not making this up! Google it).


This little wingless grasshopper might not look like much at first, but it is in fact an undescribed species of the genus Eremidium, found only on the slopes of Mount Gorongosa.


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