Zonocerus variegatus

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Zonocerus variegatus male feeding on cassava (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Christiaan Kooyman
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Zonocerus variegatus (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Zonocerus variegatus (Linnaeus) - (variegated grasshopper)

This short-horned grasshopper is a polyphagous pest in West Africa which damages in particular cassava. It has been implicated in the dispersal of cassava bacterial blight.

Vernacular names
• English: variegated grasshopper
• Français: criquet puant