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Subject: What’s kind of grasshopper
Location: Northern Nevada
August 4, 2016 5:40 pm
Found this grasshopper on my windshield then he hopped to ground. What kind is it, is it related to locust family? Thanx for ur reply.
Signature: C. Hartery

Red Shanked Grasshopper

Band-Winged Grasshopper

Dear C. Hartery,
This is one of the Band-Winged Grasshoppers in the Subfamily Oedipodinae.  At first we thought it might be a Red-Shanked Grasshopper,
Xanthippus corallipes, which we located on Bug Eric, where it states:  “The enormous female Red-Shanked Grasshopper, … is more typical of the leopard-spotted grasshoppers.  She keeps her most vibrant colors mostly concealed.  The back of her head is blue, and the inner surface of her hind femora (“thighs”), and the entirety of her hind tibiae, are bright vermillion.  Her hind wings, visible only when she is flying, are bright yellow with a black band.”  We then realized that other species also had red legs and that a careful examination of leg markings, including both tibia and femora, as well as a good view of the hind wings are all needed for more exact identification.  We are now leaning toward the genus Trimerotropis which is well represented on BugGuide.

Cool
I’ll try and track her down again.  I do recall seeing yellow under wings I think.
Thanks very much for the reply.

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Subject: What is tis
Location: Port Richey, Florida
May 4, 2016 10:25 pm
Saw this bug today in Port Richey, Florida Pasco county. Lived here 30 years. Have never seen it before. Tried to figure it out myself. Best I came up with was a whhte spotted Sawyer beetle..but then attennae would be much longer. Some have said locust, others cricket. What is it exactly?
Signature: Marie

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Dear Marie,
This is the dark form of the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper,
Romalea microptera.  There is also a light color variation of the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper.  When conditions are favorable, flightless Eastern Lubber Grasshoppers can get quite plentiful.

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Subject: St Pete Florida outside
Location: St Pete, Fl
April 17, 2016 2:02 pm
Hiya! What the heck kind of hopper crawls instead of hopping?
Signature: ~ Neil

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper

Dear Neil,
This is the dark form of the Eastern Lubber Grasshopper,
Romalea microptera, a flightless species.  There is also a light color variation to the species.

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Subject: Grasshopper
Location: Cape Town South Africa
April 14, 2016 6:35 am
Hello,
I took some pictures of a huge grasshopper.
Think its a juvenile, cause it had no proper wings developed.
Size was r.a. 12cm which is really big for a grasshopper
Picture was taken on mid november in Cape Town
Signature: ThunderPie

Koppie Foam Grasshoppers

Koppie Foam Grasshoppers

Dear ThunderPie,
Based on this and other images posted to iSpot, we have identified this as a Koppie Foam Grasshopper,
Dictyophorus spumans, one of the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  Many species feed on milkweed, and they are able to process and absorb the toxic compounds in the plant, which gives the Grasshoppers protection against predators.  Many members of the family advertise with aposomatic or warning colors.

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

Koppie Foam Grasshopper

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Subject: Morocco Cricket ID
Location: Tahgdilt Track, Morocco
April 13, 2016 11:18 am
Hi,
Whilst on holiday in Morocco last week, I photographed this intriguing cricket on the Tahgdilt Track (near Boumalne du Dades). Any ideas on which species it is please?
Kind regards
Signature: Ollie

Toad Grasshopper, we believe

Toad Grasshopper, we believe

Dear Ollie,
Though common names for insects differ depending upon many factors, in North America, Crickets are different Orthopterans than this Grasshopper in the suborder Caelifera.  We believe, based on this image posted to Loretta Steyn’s Images, this might be a Toad Grasshopper in the family Pamphagidae.  Getty Images has an image identified as being in the genus Eremotettix that also looks quite similar to your image.  The Getty Image was taken by Katydid expert Piotr Naskrecki, who frequently helps us with Katydid identifications, and we will try to contact him to see if he can verify the identification of your Grasshopper.

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Subject:  Gray Bird Grasshopper
Location:  Mount Washington, Los Angeles, California
April 5, 2016
Though the image is not the greatest, we did get a quick shot of this impressive Gray Bird Grasshopper before it flew from the paloverde to the pine tree.

Gray Bird Grasshopper

Gray Bird Grasshopper

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