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Photo#298027
Sonoran Desert Grasshopper - Cibolacris parviceps - female

Sonoran Desert Grasshopper - Cibolacris parviceps - Female
Near Ragged Top, Ironwood National Monument, Pima County, Arizona, USA
July 2, 2009
Size: 1 inch

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Moved
Moved from Cream Grasshopper.

looks like
a female Cibolacris parviceps

 
Good Match
Thanks. It's a good match with some of the images, but the ones from Utah are really different.

 
Your's is strongly patterned
sometimes the pattern is faint, and it is variable too (within basic limits). What varies most though is the coloring. The colors tend to match the ground the insects live on, and the ones living on sand tend to be more "even" looking, often with fine speckling istead of bold spots. Most of the populations in Utah are found on sand. The ones on gravel, especially where the color of the gravel varies, tend to the most boldly marked (and perhaps prettiest).