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Grasshopper nymph with erythrism

Acrididae, Oedipodinae, genus Trimerotropis

Description:

Small (1/2 inch), bright pink grasshopper nymph. The unusual color morph is caused by a recessive gene similar to the one that causes albinism.

Habitat:

Found on a dry hillside in Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado.

Notes:

thanks to bayucca for the ID

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago
Pink Grasshopper Nymph
Trimerotropis sp. Pink? Grasshopper - BugGuide.Net


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5 Comments

HerveT.Keptner
HerveT.Keptner 7 years ago

pink is for men too!

HerveT.Keptner
HerveT.Keptner 7 years ago

cool

dotun55
dotun55 7 years ago

Lady grasshopper. Pretty!

Christy Chow
Christy Chow 7 years ago

Wow! Amazing!

bayucca
bayucca 7 years ago

Acrididae, Oedipodinae, probably Trimerotropis sp. as my best guess.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/40721

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Spotted on Jul 6, 2014
Submitted on Jul 6, 2014

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