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Thanks again! So I am assuming this is the Two-striped too: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/132...
grass hoppers are indeed adorable. Happy Spotting!
Thanks so much for chiming in Dan. Emma, sorry for doubting your suggestion. I was being obstinate in not acknowledging the different instars of this very adorable grasshopper.
Yes, Emma, I did check out the Discover Life link, but I could not see any black splotching on the insides of the legs, until Dan pointed them out in his spotting.
I think it is safe to put this as the ID, now that you guys have completely relieved me of my doubts.
Also ,did you check the " Discover Life " link?
j,looking at the link you provide makes my feeling that it is a two striped Grasshopper even stronger. The difference in coloration could be due to instar stages. They go thru 5 instar stages and seeing the red legs in your link makes me 90% sure that this is B. Vittatus.
J, just to chime in a bit here, I think Emma might be on the right track.
This second spotting has a good link to show the different stages.
Emma, first of all, I must thank you very much for your persistence in trying to identify this spotting. Your spotting is very similar, yet has an orange head, not a green/dark green head like this little guy. The general color on that lubber is also very similar, yet, as you said, there is no red legs. Unfortunately, I don't think it can be M. bivittatus, which I spotted here: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/101...
It is less multicolored, and more of a general lime-green shade.
I'd like to hear your opinions on this. What do you think?
looks closer to the two striped except how do you explain the reddish color on legs? instar?
or check this one by another spotter.it is a lubber.
Not an expert on grsshoppers. Just passing on what i learnt!Good Luck with ID!!
I can see cerci and mandibles too.
j ,any possibility of what you have is a differential grass hopper?The herring bone pattern on the legs suggests. Could be a young one
Mine is a aged specimen.
Differential grass hoppers come in a tremendous shades of color.
Spotted on Aug 26, 2012
Submitted on Aug 30, 2012