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Obscure Bird Grasshopper

Schistocerca obscura

Description:

Schistocerca, commonly called bird grasshoppers, is a genus of grasshoppers, many of which swarm as locusts. The Obscure Bird Grasshopper has a long stripe down its back and dark blue black rear legs.

Habitat:

On the wall of the house.

Notes:

Not swarming, just an abundance this year. The good news is that the frass (poop) that they leave after eating all the plants is an excellent fertilizer, high in nitrogen, so the garden can recover.

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gatorfellows
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gatorfellows

Texas, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

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