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Cricket? in a field in the Grand Tetons
Location:  Grand Tetons National Park
October 12, 2010 10:36 pm
Good evening:
I ran into this odd cricket while photographing wildlife in the Grand Tetons National Park. Found a dead one first being feasted on by a grasshopper, then ran into a second one about 20 feet further along the path.
Camel cricket? Mormon cricket?
Signature:  Chris

Mormon Cricket

Hi Chris,
We believe that you have correctly identified the Mormon Cricket,
Anabrus simplex, one of the Shieldbacked Katydids, but we will try to get the expert opinion of Piotr Naskrecki to verify that.

Piotr Naskrecki provides confirmation
The chubbier individual with a shorter pronotum is indeed the Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex)… .
Piotr

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