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Photo#46446
Gray grasshopper - Trimerotropis maritima - female

Gray grasshopper - Trimerotropis maritima - Female
Venice, Sarasota County, Florida, USA
April 1, 2006
Size: about 2 inches
Great camouflage.

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Gray grasshopper - Trimerotropis maritima - female Gray grasshopper - Trimerotropis maritima - female

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Gray grasshopper
I agree, it is Trimerotropis maritima.

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perhaps Trimerotropis maritima
This could be Trimerotropis maritima - the Seaside Grasshopper. Checkout this guide page http://bugguide.net/node/view/4995/bgimage

Ms. Band-winged, I Believe
Pretty confident in saying that this is a band-winged adult--a female, I think--otherwise, it'd be a pure guess on my part as to which species it is. The colour pattern and general look is quite similar to that sported by some of our local Carolina grasshoppers (Dissosteira carolina)...hard for me to make out the thorax detail, though, to see if there's the requisite ridge on the 'back'. I don't suppose you saw your subject fly, did you? Noting the wing colour always helps. Carolina hoppers have yellow-edged black wings and it seems to me that there might be a wee hint of that showing through this gal's outer wings in this photo. Looking for info under the subfamily name Oedipodinae right here on this site should bring up plenty more band-winged hopper images for you to look at. There's also a site about Florida grasshoppers specifically that might be worth a look. I've never been able to access it myself, alas, so can't vouch for its usefulness, but it ought to be able to help you narrow down which species are common in your area, at the very least: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/ghopper/ghopper.html

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