Gray Bird Grasshopper

Subject: Bug
Location: Orange California
October 23, 2015 1:58 pm
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Signature: Tami

Gray Bird Grasshopper
Gray Bird Grasshopper

Dear Tami,
As you can see by comparing your image to this image on BugGuide, you have a Gray Bird Grasshopper,
Schistocerca nitens.  Female Gray Bird Grasshoppers can get quite large.  According to BugGuide:  “A strong flier, can fly great distances, but tends to fly lower and look more clumsy in flight than most other Schistocerca species (a deceiving impression, as it is far from clumsy in reality).  Will often come to lights at night, sometimes in great numbers.” 

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