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FL Purple Striped Grasshopper

Hespertettix floridensis

Description:

nymph

Habitat:

school garden

Notes:

Another cool find by one of my 3rd grade students. She held the flower still for me.

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14 Comments

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Thanks Mary

Mary Vasquez
Mary Vasquez 10 years ago

Great picture and colors!

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Thanks for all your comments. I can't wait to present the little girl with the pic of her find.

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Gordon...thanks for your efforts...you're a great and helpful ranger.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 10 years ago

That is beautiful Claire, I had not seen it, I would have remembered.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

Yeah, I noticed the white stripe and found that to be a bit of a conflict. The second photo on that page doesn't show the stripe, but the camera angle could be wrong. This appears to be a nymph stage, where it could or might not have a stripe. I looked at all the "green grass" type grasshoppers I could find from your area and this was the best match I found. Regardless, those are great photos; well done.

LucBertrand
LucBertrand 10 years ago

Superb ! What a combo ! The grasshopper and the flower are awesome :))

SarahWhitt
SarahWhitt 10 years ago

such a beautiful photo, ceherzog...your students are awesome!! :)

ceherzog
ceherzog 10 years ago

Gordon,

It really looks like that but it lacks the white stripe on the abdomen. If no one else has any ideas I will go with that name.

Thanks so much!

The MnMs
The MnMs 10 years ago

Very beautiful!

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 10 years ago

Nice shot. Possibly Hesperotettix floridensis. See http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/ap... and see if you agree.

Sally Chuang
Sally Chuang 10 years ago

wow..so beautiful..the color of flower and grasshopper is contrast obviously..

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

Wow I add a similar pic...

Lani
Lani 10 years ago

looks like a grasshopper nymph

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2011
Submitted on May 20, 2011

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