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Grasshopper - Melanoplus femurrubrum

Grasshopper - Melanoplus femurrubrum
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
August 23, 2007
I had a different Melanoplus grasshopper before, and Eric said no ID past that without pictures of the external male genetalia. Now, all the descriptive info in my guide books say that this fellow is a Red-legged Locust (M. femurrubrum). I took a bunch of pics of this fellow, so if someone can tell me where a male grasshopper keeps his external genetalia, I will look through the other pics and see if any of them has the centerfold shot for Eric. ;) If I had to catch the poor blighter and flip him over, I may be out of luck...but please educate me either way.

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Melanoplus femurrubrum
I came back to this one and find the shot of the rear end. The subgenital plate shows well enough, and the shape is distinctively that of M. femurrubrum.

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