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Unusual grasshopper
Hi again, here’s a pic of an unusual grasshopper I found a few months ago. I’m sure it’s a toothpick grasshopper but it looks a little different from the ones I saw on your site. We’re in Orlando FL. I’ve been cutting grass out here commercially for a long time and I’ve never seen one. Wondering if they’re supposed to be common here. It’s about 1 1/2 inches long.
Mike Suchora
Orlando, FL

Hi Mike,
This stunning image is of a Long-Headed Toothpick Grasshopper, Achurum carinatum. There are currently 14 images of this species on BugGuide, and they are all from Florida and Georgia. As to its being common, we believe it is not rare, and there might be many more submissions were it not for the excellent camouflage.

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One Response to Long-Headed Toothpick Grasshopper

  1. Josh Brashears says:

    Hi I live in Miami and my wife took a great photo of one of these today. Let me know if you would like a copy.

    Josh

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