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Beach Grasshopper - Trimerotropis maritima - female

Beach Grasshopper - Trimerotropis maritima - Female
Hampton Bays, Long Island County, New York, USA
July 24, 2005
Size: 1.75"
Found on the sands of the Hampton Bays, eastern Long Island. This one appears less spotted than some of the others I've seen, also in comparison to the other Seaside Grasshopper posted here. Does anyone have an idea of the gender?

female
Just noticed your question. Being a 5th (last) instar nymph, it has developed nearly adult characters, and the abdomen is thick with a pointed end. The pointed end is created by the valves of the ovipositor. In a male the tip of the abdomen would be rounded

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