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This is some kind of locust or grasshopper. I saw a few of these in the meadow. Their noise is louder than other grasshoppers, they are fatter and slower. It was funny to spot them because if you saw one and approched it, it would get quiet, and then just let go and if they just died on the spot....All three that I spotted just let go and fell...not fly away.


Meadow area. Meyer Ranch Open Space Park

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BugEric 8 years ago
Mormon Cricket (male)
Anabrus simplex Mormon cricket

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EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Wow, what a plump little guy! lol! I have never seen one of these in CO?! Would love to know what others think it is! Really cool find Adam!

AdamBrown 8 years ago

They were pretty common in the meadow I found them in. If they were proportioned like regular grasshoppers, it would have been like 4 inches long with how fat it is.....this one was probably about 2" long.

Dragoon 8 years ago

Wow! Amazing find! Looks like a cartoon character. I'll be knocking about to try to figure out what it is, but I think it's gonna take someone who knows it by heart to identify it.

AdamBrown 8 years ago

Anyone have suggestions on these fat green grasshopper/locust things that just fall off plants when they are spotted?

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Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 21, 2012
Submitted on Jul 21, 2012

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