Location: Aravaipa Canyon, Arizona
September 23, 2013 9:14 pm
I found these two on the Aravaipa creek September 21st.
Could not find then in Kaufmans field guide to insects of NA.
Also looked on your many pages of grasshoppers with no luck.
Very beautiful. Hope you can help me.
Signature: Polly Choate
Your image of mating Panther Spotted Grasshoppers, Poecilotettix pantherinus, is quite lovely. You couldn’t find it in our archives because your photo is the first example of this beautiful grasshopper that we have posted. Our quest to identify it brought us first to this artful composite photographic postcard of Arizona Grasshoppers. We then found it identified on thehibbits.net and we confirmed the identification on BugGuide. Alas, our quick search did not produce any specific information on the species, however, all the sightings on bugGuide Data page are confined to Arizona. This is a wonderful addition to our Bug Love tag.