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Fork-face Pygmy Grasshopper - Neotettix proavus

Fork-face Pygmy Grasshopper - Neotettix proavus
Merchants Millpond State Park, Gatesville, Gates County, North Carolina, USA
September 18, 2010
Size: 10mm
Found on hillside, along edge of cypress/tupelo swamp.

A Neotettix
I think it is actually adult, but I can't quite tell for sure in this image.

Moved from ID Request.

Other Images ...
I have a few other images of this individual - not sure on the angles. What do you need to determine whether or not this is an adult? Thanks for the ID!

If you have a clearer shot of the side
that has the hind leg held at a lower angle, I might be able to tell. The development of the wings is always a good clue. However, even in adults of this group, it's ofte difficult to see them.

Checked other images ...
sorry, no dice - all the others have the hind leg at the same angle - the little fella didn't move at all. oh well, win some/lose some. thanks for the help - by the way, I need a good grasshopper book - any suggestions? I have: FIELD GUIDE TO GRASSHOPPERS, KATYDIDS, AND CRICKETS OF THE UNITED STATES
John L. Capinera; Ralph D. Scott; Thomas J. Walker
NOT impressed! Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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