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Clipwing Grasshopper - Metaleptea brevicornis - female

Clipwing Grasshopper - Metaleptea brevicornis - Female
Hwy 55 and Sedwick, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
August 1, 2005
Size: 44 mm
Found at a light--quite a flight of them that night at about 11:00 p.m. Captured, chilled, and posed. There is a brief window as this species warms up when a few photos can be taken in a natural pose.

Length, head to wingtip, was 44 mm. Body length about 32 mm. Females are larger than males. Females are mostly green males mostly brown, and female has smaller eyes than male. Compare male captured at same time and location:



See guide page for identification references. (The form of the wing combined with antennae is distinctive in adults.)

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