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Green-striped Grasshopper

Chortophaga viridifasciata

Notes:

A sweet-looking, good sized grasshopper.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Green-striped Grasshopper
Chortophaga viridifasciata Species Chortophaga viridifasciata - Green-striped Grasshopper - BugGuide.Net


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2 Comments

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 7 years ago

Yeah they're here now! never seen one like it, was really surprised. :) thanks for the info.

ForestDragon
ForestDragon 7 years ago

Hi Joshua, nice series! Now, I know the range for this species isn't supposed to reach California but I don't think there is any other species of grasshopper this could be (they are one of my favorites!). I think yours is an adult female green phase. She looks like this:
http://bugguide.net/node/view/184091

I saw both brown and green nymphs of this species last summer here in NY. They are super cute nymphs (in my opinion): http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/148...
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/139...

You might want to consider submitting this to Bugguide.net. They don't have any records of them occuring in California and they could verify the species.

Josh Asel
Spotted by
Josh Asel

Sebastopol, California, USA

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 24, 2013

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