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Subject:  Never Before Seen Bug
Geographic location of the bug:  Sylmar, Ca
Date: 09/30/2019
Time: 02:44 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  After coming home from work around 6:30 p.m. I saw this interesting specimen. I thought it was a young grasshopper but it doesn’t quite match the photos I have seen online. From my perspective it looked like a cross between a walking stick and a grasshopper. I would greatly appreciate an identification.
How you want your letter signed:  Most curious

Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper

Dear Most Curious,
This is definitely a Grasshopper, and we believe, based on its silhouette, that it is a Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper,
Morsea californica, which is pictured on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide, the range is “mountains of southern California (south of Mojave Desert and Central Valley).” 

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Subject:  Cool Guy
Geographic location of the bug:  Park in Mpls, MN
Date: 07/31/2019
Time: 10:26 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  My kids and I found this cool looking guy yesterday in the grass at a park. It reminds me of the bad guy in A Bug’s Life but I’m not sure what it is exactly. We enjoyed our time with him and then sent him on his way happily. Just curious what kind of insect it is. Thank you!
How you want your letter signed:  Andrea

Grasshopper Nymph: Genus Trimerotropis???

Dear Andrea,
This is an immature Grasshopper, and we believe based on this BugGuide image and this BugGuide image, it is a member of the genus
Trimerotropis.  According to BugGuide, there are “43 North American species.”

Grasshopper Nymph

Thank you so much for your response! My kids were excited to learn about their buddy. 🙂

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Subject:  Black grasshopper?
Geographic location of the bug:  Costa Rica
Date: 07/26/2019
Time: 06:49 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hey bugman, I hope you can help find the name of this beautiful bug. I think I took the photo in February/March on the Caribbean coast, but it’s a few years back so I’m not 100% sure.
I appreciate your help!
How you want your letter signed:  David

Reticulate Lubber Grasshopper

Dear David,
We identified your Reticulate Lubber Grasshopper,
Taeniopoda reticulata, thank to iNaturalist where it states:  “These brightly colored lubber grasshoppers were observed at several areas in the region, but they were not seen in the rainforests, swamps, or along the sandy beaches, although they could be found on the periphery of these areas where grasses were likely to grow. Nymphs were never found in regions without patches of the Hymenocallis lily.”  We also located a FlickR image.

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Subject:  PAINTED GRASSHOPPER
Geographic location of the bug:  Jharkhand, Jamshedpur. INDIA
Date: 07/23/2019
Time: 05:50 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Today I see this painted grasshoppers near Dimna lake at Jamshedpur, India.
How you want your letter signed:  By email mail

Ak Grasshopper

The Ak Grasshopper from India, Poekilocerus pictus, is sometimes called a Painted Grasshopper.

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Subject:  Grasshopper?
Geographic location of the bug:  Napier Western Cape SA
Date: 02/20/2019
Time: 03:27 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Please can you ID this fella, have tried various other sites and nobody is sure….thanks
How you want your letter signed:  Don’t mind.

Grasshopper Nymph

This is definitely a Grasshopper in the family Acrididae, and it is an immature nymph.  We will attempt to provide you with a species identification.

Grasshopper Nymph

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Subject:  Lubber grasshopper?
Geographic location of the bug:  Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Date: 01/04/2019
Time: 08:53 AM EDT
Your letter to the bugman:  Hi there
Please help identify this grasshopper. My son and I found it hanging around on our front gate.
We have it contained in a small container with air holes and will release it after looking at it for a day or so.
How you want your letter signed:  Kurt Swart

Elegant Grasshopper

Dear Kurt,
This is one of the Gaudy Grasshoppers or Toxic Milkweed Grasshoppers in the family Pyrgomorphidae, a family that includes many members with bright aposomatic coloration to warn predators about the foul taste or toxic properties if this Grasshopper is eaten.  Age Foto Stock has a nice image of a mating pair.  Previously, we identified this species as the Elegant Grasshopper,
Zonocerus elegans.

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