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Photo#169733
Arroyo Grasshopper - Heliastus benjamini - male

Arroyo Grasshopper - Heliastus benjamini - Male
Hereford, lower Ash Canyon, just W of Hwy. 92, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
October 23, 2006
Oak-grassland interface. Photographed on gravel in residential yard, 5,010' elev.

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Arroyo Grasshopper - Heliastus benjamini - male Arroyo Grasshopper - Heliastus benjamini - male Arroyo Grasshopper - Heliastus benjamini - male

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Heliastus benjamini
These are great photos! A couple of things to look for. Hadrotettix will have the inside of the hind femur mostly black, with only one pale cross band just below the "knee". This one has yellowish with black cross bands. Also, the hind tibia has a black area, not always present in this species, but never present in Hadrotettis. Hadrotettix are much larger in size, but that isn't always obvious in a photo. This one should have had red wings, while Hadrotettix has yellow. They are very similar.

 
Arroyo Grasshopper
Dave, thanks for the clarification. Would you be kind enough to fix the scientific name in the title line then I can tag them and move them. Thanks. RAB

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