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unknown grasshopper - Dichromorpha viridis - male

unknown grasshopper - Dichromorpha viridis - Male
Hopewell, Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
September 20, 2014

Moved

male Dichromorpha viridis
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Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.
Something in the gomphocerinae, infected with a parasitic fungus. More examples here

 
How can you tell that it has
How can you tell that it has a parasitic fungus? Actually, it never moved once, so it might be dead.

 
It looks bleached, and the eyes are blank - indicators of a dead critter. The fact that it's unmoving and up on a plant stem are also good indicators that a fungus took control of it and forced it to crawl upward so that it could release its spores.

 
Thanks!
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