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Brief Summary

    Tropidacris collaris: Brief Summary
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    Tropidacris collaris is a species of grasshopper in the family Romaleidae. A large South American grasshopper, it is also known as the blue-winged grasshopper although they vary greatly in coloration. It is common in both forests and dry areas of South America from Colombia to Argentina. In parts of northern Argentina, they are considered a pest. They are also popular among insect and terrarium enthusiasts.

    A grasshopper of this species was spotted landing on the arm of James Rodríguez, after he scored a goal during Colombia's 2–1 defeat to Brazil, at the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Comprehensive Description

    Tropidacris collaris
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    Tropidacris collaris is a species of grasshopper in the family Romaleidae. A large South American grasshopper, it is also known as the blue-winged grasshopper although they vary greatly in coloration.[1] It is common in both forests and dry areas of South America from Colombia to Argentina. In parts of northern Argentina, they are considered a pest.[2] They are also popular among insect and terrarium enthusiasts.[3]

    A grasshopper of this species was spotted landing on the arm of James Rodríguez, after he scored a goal during Colombia's 2–1 defeat to Brazil, at the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[4][5]

    References

    1. ^ Carbonell, Carlos S. (1986). "Revision of the Neotropical Genus Tropidacris (Orthoptera, Acridoidea, Romaleidae, Romaleinae)". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 138 (2): 366–402. JSTOR 4064913..mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    2. ^ Pelizza, S. A; Elíades, L. A; Saparrat, M. C. N; Cabello, M. N; Scorsetti, A. C; Lange, C. E (2011). "Screening of Argentine native fungal strains for biocontrol of the grasshopper Tropidacris collaris: Relationship between fungal pathogenicity and chitinolytic enzyme activity". World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 28 (4): 1359. doi:10.1007/s11274-011-0935-8. PMID 22805916.
    3. ^ Attard, Lydia M; Carreno, Ramon A; Paré, Jean A; Peregrine, Andrew S; Dutton, Christopher J; Mason, Thomas R (2008). "Mermithid Nematode Infection in a Colony of Blue-winged Grasshoppers (Tropidacris collaris)". Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine. 39 (3): 488. doi:10.1638/2007-0179.1. PMID 18817018.
    4. ^ "Huge grasshopper lands on Rodriguez". BBC News.
    5. ^ https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/dec/27/alternative-review-sport-2014-gaffes-rows-grasshoppers