Subject: Unknown Grasshopper
Location: Texas Panhandle
August 10, 2014 2:31 pm
I would like any info on this grasshopper you may have.
This Painted Grasshopper, Dactylotum bicolor, is positively gorgeous. According to BugGuide, it is also called a Barber Pole Grasshopper. BugGuide also notes: “Female deposits eggs in soft soil in masses of about 100 eggs. She may lay up to twelve batches. Eggs overwinter and hatch late, usually later spring or early summer, so adults are present in late summer and into early fall. One generation per year.”