Fake news claim: A viral image shared on social media shows a colorful grasshopper; the message states Rainbow Grasshopper from Costa Rica.
Examples of viral posts in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.
Rainbow Grasshopper from Costa Rica pic.twitter.com/a90HCfkJOz— J.T.S (@JTS06382464) October 10, 2019
Facts Check Verdict: False
News Verification: The image shared on social media claiming to be a colorful grasshopper is not true. The post has more than 30k shares on social media.
The image is available on the website designcrowd, as a part of a Photoshop contest. The contest titled as “Color Blind 15
The contest has received 56 Photoshop submissions from 48 creatives.”
'Color Blind 15' - Open photoshop contest is now closed. The contest received 56 submissions from 48 creatives.
Rainbow grasshopper facts: Dactylotum bicolor grasshopper or multi-colored grasshopper, also known as the rainbow grasshopper, painted grasshopper, or the barber pole grasshopper, is a species of grasshopper in the family Acrididae. It is native to the United States, Canada and northern Mexico and exhibits aposematism.
As shared by a social media user, the true Rainbow Grasshopper of Costa Rica is Dactylotum bicolor and it doesn't look anything like this one.
The Painted Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor) a marvel of the insect world pic.twitter.com/mG1zJhw1U5— 41 Strange (@41Strange) September 2, 2019