Hi there, great site!
I took this photo today of a grasshopper on the screen door of my Cancun house. I saw that someone else wrote to you a few weeks back with his own picture which was kind of distant, so I thought you might enjoy a closer shot. I have no idea what kind it is, but apparently they are pretty common this time of year (although I haven’t seen any quite THIS big) and come in brown and green.
Good job with your site, I have it bookmarked!
We can’t postively identify the species, but Paul can:
I study entomology at the University of Texas at El Paso and was browsing the web when I came across a picture on your site of a large mexican grasshopper that you didn’t have identified. I caught a specimen of the same genus in Guatemala this last summer. It is actually in the lubber family Romaleidae and the genus is Tropidacris which includes the largest grasshoppers on earth.
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A very large green grasshopper flew onto out 7th-floor balcony this week while in Cancun. We’d never seen one that large. I have a good photo that I can share for identification.
Sure. Please do so here. We will try our best. Thanks