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Mini grasshopper
Hi Bugman,
Attached is a picture of a mini-grasshopper. This was photographed in Atlanta, GA, USA on April 18, 2005. The size is about 4 or 5 mm long. I’ve seen several since then. I’ve looked at several photos of pygmy grasshoppers and haven’t found one like this. I would appreciate any help on the ID.
Thanks,
Bill DuPree
Atlanta, GA

Hi Bill,
Springtime is the time for baby animals, grasshoppers included. While I can’t positively identify your species, I can tell you it is recently hatched, and will go through several moults until it emerges as an identifiable winged adult.

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