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Species Achurum carinatum - Long-headed Toothpick 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 (Achurum Group - Spine-knee Toothpick Grasshoppers)
Genus Achurum
Species carinatum (Long-headed Toothpick Grasshopper)
24-40 mm
Elongated, reduced wings. Pale brown to gray, legs sometimes green. Face very slanted, antennae sword-like. Small wings--flightless. No spine between forelegs differentiates from "toothpick grasshoppers" in other subfamilies.

Some tips for differentiating this from other "toothpick" grasshopper genera, at least in the Southeast (David Ferguson, in comments here):
"knee" of hind femur in Achurum with distinctive points that stick backward
eyes of Achurum not striped prominently
face of Achurum concave
Southeastern United States: South Carolina to Mississippi, including most of Florida
Open woodlands, fields, with tall grasses
All year in Florida, peak numbers in fall
Life Cycle
Males stridulate.
See Also
Stenacris vitreipennis - Glassy-winged Toothpick Grasshopper
Leptysma marginicollis - Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper
Print References
Capinera, Grasshoppers of Florida (1)
Internet References
Grasshoppers of Florida--pdf file on Stridulating Slant-faced Grasshoppers.
Works Cited
1.Grasshoppers of Florida (Invertebrates of Florida)
John L. Capinera, Clay W. Scherer, Jason M. Squiter, Jason M. Squitier. 2002. University Press of Florida.