Species vitreipennis (Glassy-winged Toothpick Grasshopper)
Explanation of Names
Author is Marschall, 1836.
males 24-30 mm; females 27-40 mm
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.
Southern Atlantic and Gulf coastal plain: North Carolina to Florida, west and south through southern Texas and Mexico to Costa Rica.
Semiaquatic vegetation such as cattails (Typha spp.) and Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata).
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