Male Greater Meadow Katydid

Subject: grasshoppers
Location: Madera Canyon, AZ
November 4, 2016 2:18 pm
Many different species of grasshopper in the multible biomes of this southeastern part of Arizona near the Sky Islands and in Madera Canyon. A mix of oak woodlands, succulents and pines in the upper region. I’ve tried to ID them online, but nothing looks quite what I photographed. One naturalist said one was a differential grasshopper, but again I didn’t see the resemblance.
Signature: Thank you, Leanne Grossman

Greater Meadow Katydid
Greater Meadow Katydid

Dear Leanne,
We believe we have a second identification for you.  Grasshoppers generally have shorter antennae, and we believe this individual is a male Greater Meadow Katydid in the genus
Orchelimum, and we also believe he is an immature specimen as the wings are not yet fully developed.  Compare your individual to this BugGuide image.  There are Arizona sightings on BugGuide.  According to BugGuide:  “many Orchelimum have some white mottling or other coloration, such as red.”

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