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Grasshopper nymph? - Chortophaga viridifasciata

Grasshopper nymph? - Chortophaga viridifasciata
Jacobs farm hunting area near Point Lookout, St. Mary's County, Maryland, USA
September 2, 2018
Size: 1 centimeter?
In deciduous woodland. In the field it was so small I could not see it well and assumed it was a leafhopper.

Green-stripe Grasshopper
Chortophaga viridifasciata

Believe it or not, it was a lot smaller when it first hatched; this one has already molted once. These hatch and grow in late summer/fall, overwinter as nymphs, and then mature in early spring. From about where you are and southward, there can be at least one summer brood of these as well (hatch in spring, mature in summer).

Moved from Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids.

Thanks for the info and ID!

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