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Species Paropomala pallida - Pale Toothpick Grasshopper

Slant-faced Grasshopper - Paropomala pallida - female Pale Toothpick Grasshopper - Paropomala pallida - male Pale Toothpick Grasshopper - Paropomala pallida - male Paropomala - Paropomala pallida - male Slantface grasshopper on tall grass - Paropomala pallida - female Tiny Toothpick - Paropomala pallida - male Toothpick Grasshopper Nymph - Paropomala pallida Toothpick Grasshopper - Paropomala pallida - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Gomphocerinae (Slant-faced Grasshoppers)
No Taxon (Mermiria Group - Toothpick Grasshoppers)
Genus Paropomala
Species pallida (Pale Toothpick Grasshopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paropomala pallida L. Bruner, 1904, described from Indio, California
Paropomala dissimilis L. Bruner, 1904, described from southwestern US or northwestern Mexico
Paropomala acris Rehn & Hebard, 1908, described from Railroad Pass, Cochise County, Arizona
Paropomala perpallida Rehn & Hebard, 1908, described from Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona
Erimiacris acris (Hebard) Hebard, 1929
Eremiacris pallida (Bruner) Hebard, 1929
Identification
Much as in P. virgata except hind femora not reaching tips of abdomen and wings.
P. wyomingensis, has wings only rarely reaching tips of hind femora, and the dark stripe back from the eyes is wider than the eyes. The subgenital plate is longer, very roughly about as long as the combined length of two average abdominal segments.
Range
Widespread in western U.S. and northwestern Mexico. Mostly west from Rockies, but east across all of New Mexico and much of Colorado into western Texas and southeastern Colorado.
Habitat
Mostly desert and grassland regions, where it is found associated mostly with clumps of bunch grass in sandy areas.
Food
probably grasses
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in soil and overwinter. Adults mature in late spring or early summer and often live until first frosts in autumn.