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grasshopper - Dissosteira pictipennis

grasshopper - Dissosteira pictipennis
Blue Oak Ranch Reserve, Santa Clara County, California, USA
September 6, 2015
Another Arphia ramona?

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This is another Dissosteira pictipennis

 
thanks Alice!
Grasshoppers have a confusing (to me) amount of variation.

 
Me too!
I've been looking at them for awhile now, but regularly find myself quite confused! D. pictipennis has quite a bit of variation in terms of body color, but the rose/pink color to the wing is distinctive as well as the relatively high once cut pronotal crest. A. ramona will have bright orange wings (not red/pink) and a lower once cut pronotal crest.

 
differences
Thanks for those details in the differences. Very helpful. Somehow I didn't even notice the differences in hind wing color -- I'm not good with colors. I see even their common names point out those color differences. :)
Now if I can just remember all this next time I catch a grasshopper...

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