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Grasshopper - Dissosteira spurcata - male

Grasshopper - Dissosteira spurcata - Male
Washington, USA
September 9, 2007
perhaps around 35mm.

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Grasshopper - Dissosteira spurcata - male Grasshopper - Dissosteira spurcata - male


Dissosteira spurcata
Close. It has the hind wing colors reversed from D. carolina and D. longipennis - pale translucent yellowish with a cloudy dark edge. Common in much of California, into sw. Oregon, and inland from se. Washington and n. Idaho into ne. Nevada and n. Utah. Like D. longipennis it sometimes ticks when it flies.

I know the range is wrong, bu
I know the range is wrong, but does this look at all like Dissosteira longipennis. When I first saw this image, I thought "Dissosteira" because of the very deep single notch on the pronotum. I've been wrong a lot before, but I just wanted to throw High Plains Grasshopper in the mix. Then again, as I said, range does kind of rule it out, right?

Spharagemon equale?
Puzzling one, but the deep, single notch in the pronotal crest certainly suggests Spharagemon as the genus, and S. equale, certainly ranges into eastern Washington (you aren't specific on the location).

Eastern Washington
this is one I'm waiting to hear specifically where it was collected.

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