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Pygmy Grasshopper - Tetrix ornata - female

Pygmy Grasshopper - Tetrix ornata - Female
Norwottuck Rail Trail, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
May 8, 2005
Size: 10 mm

After considerable consideration
I can't come up with another option that fits. So, T. ornata it is.

Moved from Tetrix.

Tetrix ornata I strongly suspect
Wish I could see it from above too. The pronotum does not look flat enough to be T. arenosa. The profile of the face looks good for T. ornata.

Perhaps (!) Tetrix
This looks rather like my photo:

Looking at keys and illustrations in Helfer (1) I think this might be Tetrix, perhaps T. arenosa.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

I bet you are right Patrick...
Because the trail where it was shot runs along a large pond with marsh on the other side (it's where I went, with Joe, aka bugman, to shoot the waterbugs). This was the second pygmy we saw that day.

Thanks for the info:)

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