Subject: Random bug in Colorado…
Location: Gunnison, CO
August 12, 2012 9:28 pm
Hey there we found this bug while doing some fishing near Gunnison Colorado wondering what it was. Wasn’t sure if it was alive so we snapped a pic and moved on leaving it be. Hope the picture helps.
This appears to us to be a very well camouflaged Mormon Cricket. Most Mormon Crickets pictured on the internet and in books are darker, almost black in color, but variations do occur. The Sauntering Oregon blog has a nice photo of a Green Mormon Cricket and BugGuide has several images of Green Mormon Crickets.