Red Legged Grasshopper /W picture
Hello,
First I just wanted to say that I love you web page, I spend so much time getting lost in the pictures. I have been chasing these red legged grasshoppers all over my garden for a almost a week trying to get a shot of them. i Finally caught one today, took a few shots, and let the fellow go. It was about an inch and a half long, and the diagonal stripe on its side is actually light yellow (it looks white in the pictures) I think it might be a type of Melanoplus. I live in Boston MA, and I hope you enjoy the pictures.
Laura

Hi Laura,
We believe you are correct with your Melanoplus identification. We do not feel confident enough to take this to the species level. BugGuide has a nice match.

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