Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Differential Grasshopper

Melanoplus differentialis


From Wikipedia: Adult males grow to 28–37 mm and females grow to 34–50 mm. They are brownish or greenish and as they age the color will darken. There are black grooves on the pronotum. The male has bootlike appendages at the end of its abdominal tip. There are inverted chevrons along the hind femur and the hind part the tibia is yellowish with black spikes. All of the adults tarsi are yellow along with its antennae, which in some cases are reddish yellow.


Found throughtout most of the United States, not on the East Coast or Northwest. Most often found in heavily weeded areas and grasslands.


A very nice sized, brilliant yellow-green grasshopper we spotted this evening at Grandma's house.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Eastern Lubber Grasshopper
Romalea guttata

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Mau Sanchez
Mau Sanchez 9 years ago

Hello Reanna, i have one picture, and i think is the same grasshopper! take a look!

ReannaDee 10 years ago

Anyone know what type of grasshopper this is?

Spotted by

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2011
Submitted on Aug 28, 2011

Spotted for Mission

Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team