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Species Chorthippus curtipennis - Marsh Meadow Grasshopper

Acrididae 7.26.09 01 - Chorthippus curtipennis - male Marsh Meadow Grasshopper - Chorthippus curtipennis - female Marsh Meadow Grasshopper in August for New Brunswick - Chorthippus curtipennis - male Red-backed Grasshopper nymph - Chorthippus curtipennis - male Chorthippus curtipennis - male Marsh Meadow Grasshopper - Chorthippus curtipennis - male Beautiful Grasshopper - Chorthippus curtipennis Grasshopper in alpine, New Hampshire  - Chorthippus curtipennis - male
Classification
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
Size
Males 12-20mm, females 20-35mm.
Identification
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.
Range
Throughout Canada and northern 2/3 of US. In southern states such as AZ, occurs only in isolated mountain meadows.
Habitat
Tall grass in damp areas.
Season
July to frost.
Food
Grasses
Print References
(1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.