Painted Grasshopper

Is this a painted grasshopper
We found this guy on our door sill in Rio Rico AZ. Are they poisonous? Thank you,
Barbara Kuzara

Hi Barbara,
You have submitted an image of a Painted Grasshopper, Dactylotum bicolor. Though many brightly colored insects, including the African Milkweed Grasshoppers, advertise toxicity with color and pattern, to the best of our knowledge, the Painted Grasshopper is not one of them. The Painted Grasshopper is also known as the Rainbow Grasshopper or Barber Pole Grasshopper according to BugGuide.

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