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Glassy-winged Toothpick Grasshopper - Stenacris vitreipennis

Glassy-winged Toothpick Grasshopper - Stenacris vitreipennis
Lady Lake, Lake County, Florida, USA
December 30, 2005
Size: 34mm
In the backyard, near the pond, no cattails or pickerelweed thats up right now. Female? I added the size (just found where I wrote it) this is including the wings.

Glassy-winged Toothpick Grasshopper.
I do believe this is Stenacris vitreipennis. The cattail toothpick grasshopper is rarely green, for starters. Only way to be sure is to check for a spine between the front legs, present in Stenacris, absent in Leptysma. I'm creating a guide page for this one. Great image, too!

 
Both have the spine
Having looked at literally hundreds of Leptysma recently, I can confirm that both have a spine between the front legs. The main difference between the two species is pronotal length. Stenacris has a pronotum longer than the head, whereas Leptysma has a longer head than pronotum. Hope this helps.

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