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pygmy grassshopper - Paratettix cucullatus - male

pygmy grassshopper - Paratettix cucullatus - Male
Parkhill Conservation Area, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada
September 20, 2008
Size: body 10-12 mm
16-18 mm to wing tips. On sandy margin of pond. Tetrix is a guess based on similarity to this photo in the Guide.

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pygmy grassshopper - Paratettix cucullatus - male pygmy grassshopper - top view - Paratettix cucullatus - male

Definitely helps
From this angle it's possible to see that the fastigium (between the eyes on top) doesn't stick out in front of the eyes, and is rather narrow.

This and Tetrix arenosus can look confusingly similar.

Moved from Tetrix.

for that info, David.

I would
suspect this of being Tetrix arenosus or Paratettix cucullatus, but I can't be absolutely certain without seeing a top view. The two are fairly similar in a lot of characters.

I've added a top view, the only other shot I got.

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