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Grasshopper - Heliastus benjamini - female

Grasshopper - Heliastus benjamini - Female
Sycamore Canyon - Coronado National Forest, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
October 19, 2007
Blue wings


You're kidding, right?
Seriously, this looks just like an Arroyo Grasshopper, but that species, Heliastus benjamini, has orange wings....

Crap...trying to remember win
Crap...trying to remember wings....think I am right but then again I only saw 10 million hoppers of all sizes and shapes and colors.

Looks like Heliastus benjamini to me too. Other species in the genus have blue wings (in Mexico), but this species shouldn't.

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