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Melanoplus 01a - Melanoplus femurrubrum - female

Melanoplus 01a - Melanoplus femurrubrum - Female
Near Curlew Lake. ~10 miles Northeast of Republic, Ferry County, Washington, USA
July 25, 2008
Found in short to medium grass in the afternoon. Male or Female?

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Melanoplus femurrubrum. Am guessing she was pretty soft when you found her? Probably had just shed her skin. There are still traces of nymphal coloring, as well as the green color and washed out color of the wings. She probably darkened up and went brownish, grayish or orangey in a few hours. If this was the final color, well - it's quite a nice and unusual specimen!

 
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Thanks David,

She indeed was soft while I was photographing her. The light coloration is what attracted my attention initially.

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