Painted Grasshopper (Nymph)
Poekilocerus pictus is a large brightly coloured grasshopper found in the Indian subcontinent. Nymphs of the species are notorious for squirting a jet of liquid up to several inches away when grasped.It is also known as Aak grasshopper or locally in few tribal areas called titighodo.
The half-grown immature form is greenish-yellow with fine black markings and small crimson spots. The mature grasshopper has canary yellow and turquoise stripes on its body, green tegmina with yellow spots, and pale red hind wings.
It changes its outward appearance by molting.