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Anacridium moestum, the Tree Locust, is a species of grasshoppers belonging to the family Acrididae.
Anacridium moestum Wikipedia
Anacridium moestum can reach a length of 50–90 millimetres (2.0–3.5 in). These large and slender locusts show a mottled reddish brown or grey body, with a finely speckled green tegmina. Hind wings are pale blue with a black band. Hind tibiae are purple. Nymphs (hoppers) are yellowish green.
This species is present in Africa (South Tropical Africa, Zimbabwe). These grasshoppes live on trees or shrubs in grassland with acacias.
Anacridium moestum feeds on Acacia, Zizyphus, Capparis aphelia, and gum-trees. These tree locusts may damage crops and fruit trees. They only occasionally swarm.