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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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Subject: Grasshopper identification
Location: Pearsoll Peak, Kalmiopsis Wilderness, OR
March 21, 2016 10:05 am
Hi, I took photos of this grasshopper thawing in a snowbank at 4,000 feet elevation on 3/17/16. Located at Pearsoll Peak, Kalmiopsis Wilderness, SW Oregon. Its armor is camouflaged to the landscape of the area as there are a lot of sage plants & serpentine/chrome ore outcroppings of that color. Thanks!
Signature: Will

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Dear Will,
We haven’t the time to research the identity of your Grasshopper at this time, but we are posting the images.  Perhaps our readership can assist.  We will also contact Eric Eaton to get his opinion.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Eric Eaton Responds
Daniel:
That is a nymph (juvenile, immature, “baby”) of a band-winged grasshopper, subfamily Oedipodinae in the Acrididae family.  I cannot make a more specific ID.
Eric
author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
http://bugeric.blogspot.com/

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Subject: Species ID request
Location: Inland of Port Hedland
March 4, 2016 5:01 pm
Hi, this little guy is from Cloudbreak in the Pilbara and am just curious who he is please?
Signature: Regards, Kerry

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Dear Kerry,
This is a Grasshopper in the suborder Caelifera, but we don’t believe we will be able to identify the species based on the unusual angle of your image.  The image is quite stunning, which is why we are posting it as unidentified.

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Subject: ID of Locust?
Location: South Africa, Entabeni reserve, Limpopo
February 9, 2016 12:31 pm
Hi took these photos in South Africa February 2015 on the Entabeni reserve, Limpopo region but cannot find a name for them, can you help please.
Signature: Roger

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

Dear Roger,
We had to look through numerous images of Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers or Foam Grasshoppers from the family Pyrgomorphidae on iSpot before we found an image that appears to be the same species you encountered, however it is only identified as being a member of the family.  Bright aposomatic warning colors and patterns are characteristic of this family.  We found a similarly colored individual pictured on Midlands Conservancies Forum.  It is possible that this is a highly variable species and not all individuals have striped antennae and abdomens, or even the same color combination.

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

Mating Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers

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Subject: Identify Grasshoppers
Location: Costa Rica cloud forest
February 2, 2016 9:32 am
Can you identify the mating grasshoppers please? I have asked several ‘experts’ in Costa Rica where I took the photo without success.
Taken at 4500 feet in cloud forest at the Bosque de Paz private reserve, 1 1/2 hours drive from San Jose. It lies between the National Parks of Juan Castro Blanco and Volcan Poas.
Thanks
Signature: Moira

Mating Grasshoppers

Mating Grasshoppers

Dear Moira,
We have not had any luck identifying what species you have documented.  Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide additional information.

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Subject: Bug
Location: East Usambara Mountains near Amani Research Station NE Tanzania
January 14, 2016 11:28 am
This “bug” I photographed in East Usambara Mountains near Amani Research Station NE Tanzania Nov 22 2015.
I guess this is a nymph.
The image no 1 and no2 is the same. My image no 2 was a “not allowed image”. I found no better way of deleting it than to add the same image again. Sorry.
Signature:  Slit

Milkweed Grasshopper

Milkweed Grasshopper

Dear Slit,
This wingless Grasshopper may be immature or it may be a wingless species.  Your image is overexposed, which is likely resulting in inaccurate color reproduction, but we believe it is one of the Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae.  Many members of this family are very brightly colored with aposomatic or warning colors to warn predators that they are toxic.  We don’t believe we will be able to provide you with the species, but we are relatively confident the family is correct.

Thank you for your reply!
It is not bad at all to come as far as milkweed grasshopper, I think.  Whether the photo is over-exposed or it is an effekt of I having lightened it a bit in Photoshop I don´t know. Since I don´t know a lot about what is important to look at in these groups and I also have heard that hairs sometimes play an important role for identification, I worked that photo. It was exposed at night using a flash from the camera and an extra torch – useful when trying to locate the creature for photographing. I enclose a photo with very little work on.
Best regards
Stefan

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