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Green Fool Grasshopper

Acrolophitus hirtipes

Description:

Large, all-green grasshopper with pointed head, orange antennae, and semi-circular crest on pronotum (top of thorax) are all distinctive characteristics.

Habitat:

Degraded shortgrass prairie habitat: weedy, with Giant Blazingstar (a host plant for this grasshopper), sunflower, cactus, yucca....

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1 Comment

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Absolutely fantastic!

BugEric
Spotted by
BugEric

Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jul 14, 2013
Submitted on Jul 20, 2013

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