Location: Bucks, Alabama, USA
November 10, 2010 9:59 pm
I’ve been photographing some grasshoppers in a local field and am having trouble identifying them. I’m especially interested in identifying the one that is green with a pink/red head. Can you help?
Signature: L. Delega
Grasshoppers have short antennae and your individual has long antennae, identifying it as a Katydid. More specifically, it is the Red Headed Meadow Katydid, Orchelimum erythrocephalum, which we quickly identified on BugGuide. It is found in the Southeast in late summer and early fall.
Thanks Daniel. I’m so excited to learn that.