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Rusty Red Grasshopper - Chortophaga viridifasciata - male

Rusty Red Grasshopper - Chortophaga viridifasciata - Male
Boerne, Kendall County, Texas, USA
June 20, 2009
Size: 1.5 inches (est)
Found this rusty-red grasshopper while doing the Boerne Texas Butterfly Count at the Cibolo Nature Center.

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Chortophaga viridifasciata
It's a nearly grown male nymph.

Schistocerca sp, maybe
The anatomy doesn't look quite like Schistocerca to me, but I'm no expert. Did you get a picture of the head that shows the eyes in more detail? - Schistocerca have distinctive striped eyes. The nymphs of the genus are large, so 1.5" would fit there. Color is *not* a reliable way to ID nymphs, but it's sometimes at least a clue. With that caveat, all the "orange all over" hopper nymphs I've seen photographs of have been Schistocerca. Here are two:




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