June 2, 2010
we found this bug (four legs) at a ponds edge. We thought it was a tadpole/frog but when we inspected it, it had an abdomon, looked like maybe wings, four legs and a grasshoppers head? It sure is a strange looking thing, very interesting. Please could you help us find out what it is? Thanks
homeschool family in TN
West TN, USA
Dear homeschool family,
We believe we have identified your grasshopper as a Hooded Grouse Locust, Paratettix cucullatus, by matching your photos to images posted to BugGuide.