- "I caught a long locust! Or, as I call it, looooocust." —New Horizons
The long locust (ショウリョウバッタ, Shouryoubatta?) is a green bug that can be seen and heard roaming the grass areas of town. It is naturally camouflaged by its green exterior and the green grass that surrounds it. It is easy to locate as its location is betrayed by the sound it makes in flight, but due to its skittish tendencies it can be annoying to catch. It can be found between August to November in Wild World and in Spring and Fall in City Folk, between 8am to 7pm.
Donation to the museum
In Animal Crossing
"I have a rather difficult time dealing with the soft underbellies of grasshoppers. They're...vulgar. And their legs! Why do they come off so easily when one merely handles the beast? Blech! Simply horrid!"
In Wild World
"I feel I must inform you the female long locust is much larger than the male. As such, I suspect this one you brought is, in fact, a female specimen. I don't mind telling you, it's not only bigger in size, but in wretchedness, wot? Then again, I suppose the males are quite wretched enough in their own right."
In City Folk
"Female long locusts are a great deal bigger than their male counterparts. Of course, gender aside, these locusts are large in general, hence the name. I must say, regular locusts are rather creepy enough. Being longer simply makes these ones even creepier."
In New Leaf
An information board in the bug exhibit will list information about this bug:
"When male long locusts jump, you can hear the trademark stridulation noise they make. Long locusts can be green as well as brown. The brown ones usually hide near dried grass or brown areas. While males are long, females are consistently much longer, making it simple to tell them apart.
The long locust appears in the first section of the exhibit, past the butterflies and next to the small weed next to the pond.
In New Horizons
When either donating to the museum or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say (with abhorrence):
"As if the average locust weren't large enough...we must suffer the long locust too! The wretched beasts are known for their unusually long hind legs as well as their elongated heads. But that is hardly the long locusts' worst trait... I tell you, they spit brown goo when they're scared! Revolting behavior indeed! Ugh and ewww!"
- "I caught a longheaded locust! Why the long head? (Face...Whatever.)" —Animal Crossing
- "I caught a long locust! Locust where? Here!" —Wild World
- "I caught a long locust! Long time, no see?!" —City Folk
- "I caught a long locust! Or, as I call it, a looooocust." —New Horizons
| "The male makes a unique clicking sound in flight."|
Further informationIn Japanese, the oriental long-headed locust is called Shouryou-batta which translates to "Spirit Grasshopper". It has hugely long hind legs, and the body is 4-5 centimetres long in males and 7-8 centimetres long in females. The head is very long, sharp and triangular, tipped with two long antennae. These insects are found all over Japan in the summer and autumn months and primarily feed on vegetation, particularly rice.
The insect rubs the inner surface of its hind legs against the outer surface of the fore-wings, making a “chiki-chiki” sound that accounts for its other name of chiki-chiki batta.
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