Subject: Grasshopper
Location: Sleigman, Arizona
October 10, 2016 9:06 pm
Saw this Grasshopper in Sleigman, AZ
It was very wide structure.
Signature: Sandie

Female Plains Lubber

Female Plains Lubber

Dear Sandie,
Your Grasshopper is a female Plains Lubber,
Brachystola magna, which we identified thanks to this image on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “Large, colorful grasshopper. Flightless.  On the central and southern Great Plains, individuals reach their largest size, and are more often (especially females) predominantly green. In the Southwest they tend to be smaller, more varied in coloration, but most often predominantly brown.”

Location: Sleigman, Arizona

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