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Acrididae - Melanoplus cameronis - female

Acrididae - Melanoplus cameronis - Female
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, 7 mi S of Alamo, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
November 3, 2008

same mistake as for the other one from same place
The comments made above still apply though, with compensation for the name.

Moved from Lakin Grasshopper.

Melanoplus lakinus
Sometimes these look a lot like the Big-headed Grasshoppers in photos. I had to look it over a few times to make up my mind. They definitely tend to be prettier in Arizona.

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