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Photo#133743
Grasshopper - Trimerotropis verruculata - male

Grasshopper - Trimerotropis verruculata - Male
108 Mile Ranch, Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada
July 30, 2007

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Grasshopper - Trimerotropis verruculata - male Grasshopper - Trimerotropis verruculata - male

update
After looking at something in the hundreds of these flying around, within the last few weeks, I'm pretty convinced that this is a pretty typical example of this species and subspecies. The wings are often longer than I had remembered, and the shape and coloration are right on. In fact, in many areas, this near black coloration is the norm, and lighter individuals can be rare.

Moved from Circotettix.

Grasshopper
Based on the long tapered broad front wings, I'm going to guess that this is probably Circotettix undulatus. Other species in that area that might fit are Circotettix radula, but it usually has the front wing even wider, noticeably toward the base, and dark spots tend to form bands across the wing. Trimerotropis (or Circotettix) verruculata suffusa I think should have the wings shorter. All three are noisy, all three have yellow or at least yellowish wings in that part of the world. All three tend to favor rocky broken terrain, especially mountains. Seeing the wings open would make the identification more certain.

 
Grasshopper
Thank you. I know the pictures were dark but now I have a better idea as to where to look for info.

Eileen

This grasshopper was between
This grasshopper was between 5 and 6 cm long. It's wings show yellow when it flies. It makes a clicking sound when it flies. It can take quite a little journey when it flies ... hard to say how far ... I'm afraid I'm not good at judging that sor tof thing. Our elevation here is 945 meters. We are in ranchland, partly forested area.

Photos are pretty dark
If you could provide some idea of length, plus color of (inside) wings, doing so will aid in ID.

 
Yes.
Behavioral observations can help, too. This is likely a species of either Trimerotropis or Circotettix. Please describe wing color when it flew, how far it flew and whether it made noise doing so, and what kind of habitat it was in (elevation, too).

 
Grasshopper
This grasshopper was between 5 and 6 cm long. It's wings show yellow when it flies. It makes a clicking sound when it flies. It can take quite a little journey when it flies ... hard to say how far ... I'm afraid I'm not good at judging that sor tof thing. Our elevation here is 945 meters. We are in ranchland, partly forested area.

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