oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - "Haplosterna delagorguei ". (Order Hemiptera)
|Article Title||"Haplosterna delagorguei ". (Order Hemiptera)|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Publication Date||Nov 1944|
|Pages||113 - 114|
|Keyword(s)||""Haplosterna delagorguei ""|
Known locally as the Harugwa, this insect is of a dull green colour, changing to a yellow-green in its adult stage, when it reaches an inch in length. The insect is rectangular in shape and has a strong musk-like smell This odour may perhaps be best likened to rancid almonds and is repellant to Europeans; nevertheless, the Natives of the Bikita district prefer the Harugwa to the locust (brown or red), and consider themselves fortunate to be permitted to eat them.
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