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Schistocerca shoshone - Green Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca shoshone - male - female

Schistocerca shoshone - Green Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca shoshone - Male Female
Zion National Park, Washington County, Utah, USA
September 15, 2005
Schistocerca shoshone - Green Bird Grasshopper

Used Capinera et. al. book to ID. Also confirmed with Hojun Song. He says there are generally two forms, striped and unstriped. These are unstriped.

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Schistocerca shoshone - Green Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca shoshone - male - female Schistocerca shoshone - Green Bird Grasshopper - Schistocerca shoshone - male - female

a colorful pair
I'm especially impressed with the vertically striped eyes. This shot also shows two distinguishing field marks - inflated femora on the front and middle legs of the male, and lack of black markings on the abdomen. Images moved to new species page.

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