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Acrididae - Aidemona azteca - female

Acrididae - Aidemona azteca - Female
Mule Mts northwest of Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
November 7, 2010
at about 5800' on oak/juniper hillside

An adult female Aidemona

Thanks David
I guess I have only seen nymphs. Are the smokey wings and nondescript body the main field marks?

Basically, yes
The pattern in the eye, the fact that the eyes are very close together on top, the relatively squared junction of the top with the sides of the pronotum (the "shoulders"), the usually paler top than sides, and so on, are all characteristic. None is in itself diagnostic, but together they make for a fairly distinctive looking insect.

David, Thanks
It's good to have some key characteristics.

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