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Species Paratettix mexicanus - Mexican Pygmy Grasshopper

Pygmy Grasshopper (This One's for Lynette) - Paratettix mexicanus Tetrigid - Paratettix mexicanus ...and I've got another one even weirder than this - Paratettix mexicanus Paratettix mexicanus? - Paratettix mexicanus - female Grasshopper - Paratettix mexicanus Pygmy Grasshopper? - Paratettix mexicanus tiny grasshopper, Tetrigidae - Paratettix mexicanus Paratettix mexicanus - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Tetrigidae (Pygmy Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Tetriginae
Genus Paratettix
Species mexicanus (Mexican Pygmy Grasshopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Tettix mexicana Saussure, 1861
8.5-12.4 (1)
Variable. Pronotum extended, may reach tip of abdomen (1)
CA-FL-ID-OR / C. Amer. (1)
Nearly yr round in southern states - BG data
Type locality: San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California
See Also
Very similar to P. aztecus, with which it often occurs. P. mexicanus will have the middle femora less slender and more lobed on the lower margin. The fastigium (space between the eyes) is not as narrow as in P. aztecus.

...P. aztecus
...P. mexicanus
Print References
Saussure. 1861. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie 2(13): 400.
Internet References
Arthropods of Orange County, California - Ron Hemberger, UC Irvine
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.