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Species Chorthippus curtipennis - Marsh Meadow Grasshopper

Grasshopper - Chorthippus curtipennis - male Melanoplus UID? - Chorthippus curtipennis - male Orphulella pelidna ? - Chorthippus curtipennis - male Grasshopper - Chorthippus curtipennis - female Chorthippus curtipennis - female Chorthippus curtipennis - male Pseudochorthippus curtipennis - Chorthippus curtipennis - female Lubber type Grasshopper? - Chorthippus curtipennis - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Gomphocerinae (Slant-faced Grasshoppers)
No Taxon (Gomphocerus Group)
Genus Chorthippus
Species curtipennis (Marsh Meadow Grasshopper)
Other Common Names
Short-winged Brown Grasshopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chorthippus curtipennis (Harris 1835)
Males 12-20mm, females 20-35mm.
Light brown dorsally, and green to brown laterally. Wing length can be short to as long as the abdomen. Hind leg has a black joint. Legs are yellow to red, and hind leg can have a narrow green band on top. Yellow abdomen with black blotches.
Throughout Canada and northern 2/3 of US. In NM and AZ, occurs only at high-elevation mountain meadows. (1)
Tall grass in damp areas.
Eggs overwinter; adults from July to frost. (1)
Print References
Works Cited
1.The North American Grasshoppers, volume I, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae and Acridinae
Daniel Otte. 1981. Harvard.
2.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.