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Long-horned Grasshopper

Tettigoniidae

Description:

All members of this family, with the exception of the shield-backed grasshopper, are green in colour, have long wings, and inhabit trees, bushes, or shrubs. The shield-backed grasshopper subfamily, which includes the Mormon and coulee crickets, is brown or gray in colour and lives on the ground or in low vegetation. Most species are wingless or have reduced wings.

Notes:

Tettigoniids are distinguished by having the hearing organs (tympanum) located on the front legs, hairlike antennae that are as long as or longer in length than the body, a sword-shaped ovipositor (in females) for laying eggs, and wing covers that differ in shape. When the male rubs his wing covers together, he produces a song that is used to attract females. Each species has its own characteristic song. Most long-horned grasshoppers spend the winter in the egg stage.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Long-horned Grasshopper
Tettigoniidae Tettigoniidae


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4 Comments

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

and you're welcome~ [wow i am commenting a LOT on this spotting]

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

and this goes in the arthropod category :)

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

ok vs. the following Specie suggestion is only a possibility. please check the reference link for a photo

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

nice spot VS. i will try to ID this for u.

VitoSarancha
Spotted by
VitoSarancha

Zagreb, Croatia

Spotted on Jul 4, 2013
Submitted on Jul 4, 2013

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