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Species Stenacris vitreipennis - Glassy-winged Toothpick Grasshopper

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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 Leptysminae (Spur-throat Toothpick Grasshoppers)
Genus Stenacris
Species vitreipennis (Glassy-winged Toothpick Grasshopper)
Explanation of Names
Author is Marschall, 1836.
Size
males 24-30 mm; females 27-40 mm
Identification
Green to brownish green, long, slender, pointed head,sword-shaped antennae. Has spine beneath head in front of forelegs, distinguishing it from somewhat similar slant-faced grasshoppers, subfamily Gomphocerinae.
Range
Southern Atlantic and Gulf coastal plain: North Carolina to Florida, west and south through southern Texas and Mexico to Costa Rica.
Habitat
Semiaquatic vegetation such as cattails (Typha spp.) and Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata).
See Also
Leptysma marginicollis - Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper
Print References
Capinera, Field Guide to Grasshoppers..., p. 147, plate 30 (1)
Capinera, Grasshoppers of Florida, p. 125, plate 101 (2)
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.Grasshoppers of Florida (Invertebrates of Florida)
John L. Capinera, Clay W. Scherer, Jason M. Squiter, Jason M. Squitier. 2002. University Press of Florida.