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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.
Thanks!
Signature: J

Mormon Cricket

Dear J,
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.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Colorado

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