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Grasshopper - Trimerotropis pallidipennis - female

Grasshopper - Trimerotropis pallidipennis - Female
Saguaro National Park, Pima County, Arizona, USA
October 11, 2008
Ok Dave, here is the first of many more.


Trimerotropis pallidipennis
Female. This is basically the "weed" species of the southwest. They tend to be everywhere, and abundant. They also are able to produce multiple generations in a year, so in a good year the numbers can really build. Luckily they seem to be pretty harmless. The swarms of these flying up can make it hard to follow individuals of other species though.

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