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Green grasshopper - Schistocerca lineata - female

Green grasshopper - Schistocerca lineata - Female
Owyhee County, Idaho, USA
September 14, 2019
Schistocerca shoshone?

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I don't think real S. shoshone is in Idaho
However, the distinction between S. lineata and S. shoshone seems to be a bit fuzzy sometimes, even though they usually behave as if different species. The specimen in this photo is very pale in color, which is more often seen in S. Shoshone, but I wonder if it was still teneral when photographed (soft - having just shed its skin and pigments not fully expressed yet).

Mostly, specimens with a strong well-defined yellow stripe down the back are going to be S. lineata. The often cited dark dots on the side of the abdomen are not a reliable distinction between the two (varying within populations), and they also often tend to darken as the insect ages.

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