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Location:  Hereford, AZ
September 16, 2010 9:17 pm
While working in my garden, I came across this insect. At first I thought it was a juvenile horse lubber grasshopper but it does not match the pictures I’ve seen of the nympths. Can you identify this critter?
Signature:  Curious in Hereford

Barber Pole Grasshopper

Dear Curious,
Of all the names associated with
Dactylotum bicolor, commonly called the Painted Grasshopper or the Rainbow Grasshopper, our favorite is Barber Pole Grasshopper.  It also goes by the names Uncle Sam and Pictured Grasshopper.

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