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Enormous, heavy-bodied, wingless grasshopper, this specimen green in color as shown. They can also be brown, tan, pinkish, even blue.
On sunflower plant at edge of vast field that is degraded shortgrass prairie habitat with yucca, prickly-pear cacti, and scattered elm trees.
Spotted on Jul 26, 2014
Submitted on Jul 29, 2014