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Species Syrbula admirabilis - Admirable Grasshopper

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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 (Amblytropidia Group)
Genus Syrbula
Species admirabilis (Admirable Grasshopper)
Other Common Names
Handsome Grasshopper
Explanation of Names
Syrbula admirabilis (Uhler, 1864)
Males are 22-31 mm, females 35-49 mm
Face very slanted, hind legs very long and slender. Antennae are thread-like, but have expanded tip in males. Pronotum has two ridges. See this detail:

Females typically green/brown, males may be blackish. Forewings have wavy (crenulate) pattern on leading edge, visible when folded, especially in female:

Males fly well, but females poorly, often leap to escape (1).
e. US to AZ - Map (2)
Areas with dry grass
mostly: June-Oct. (BG data)
See Also
Montezuma Grasshopper, Syrbula montezuma
Print References
Capinera et al., Field Guide to Grasshoppers..., p. 75, plate 5 (1)
Capinera et al., Grasshoppers of Florida, pp. 55-56, plate 5 (3)
Brimley, p. 23 (4)
Internet References
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.
2.Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
3.Grasshoppers of Florida (Invertebrates of Florida)
John L. Capinera, Clay W. Scherer, Jason M. Squiter, Jason M. Squitier. 2002. University Press of Florida.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.