Subject: Red/Black/Blue Striped Cricket
Location: Sierra Gorda, Guanajuato, Mexico
September 21, 2013 11:11 am
I’m living in the Sierra Gorda of Mexico and came across this guy back in August down near a small creek. He was very patient with me and let me take quite a few pictures of him. Approximately 2.5-3 cm in length. The colors were quite striking, but I’ve yet to be able to identify him, despite my exhaustive efforts scouring the internet. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
Signature: Daniel Schmidt
We are nearly certain your Grasshopper is a Painted Grasshopper, Dactylotum bicolor, however, your individual is more brightly colored than other examples we have found online, including on The Featured Creature, BugGuide and La Reserva where it is called El Saltamontes Pintado, as well as our archives.