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A photograph shows a colorful rainbow grasshopper

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Fake news claim:Β A viral image shared on social media shows a colorful grasshopper; the message states Rainbow Grasshopper from Costa Rica.Β 

Examples of viral posts in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

Facts Check Verdict: False Β 

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 β€œColor Blind 15

The contest has received 56 Photoshop submissions from 48 creatives.”

This photoshop contest is now closed. 48 creatives participated. View results.

'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.Β 

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.

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