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Western Horse Lubber Grasshopper

Taeniopoda eques

Description:

Saguaro National Park East Elevation: 1544m

3 Comments

Anas Al Husainy
Anas Al Husainy 8 years ago

I just spotted similar one, I suppose these are common in Tucson Arizona.

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

This appears to be a Western Horse Lubber, and I found one in Arizona also: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/722...

And here's some more background on this creature: http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2007/11...

Great find, it's such a beautiful insect. :)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 9 years ago

This is a Locust (Acrididae)

BioBlitzEmily
Spotted by
BioBlitzEmily

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Oct 7, 2011
Submitted on Oct 9, 2011

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