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Two-Striped Grasshopper - Melanoplus bivittatus - female

Two-Striped Grasshopper - Melanoplus bivittatus - Female
Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
July 21, 2003
I could use some id suggestions on this fellow. I hope I posted to the correct place. Thanks!



It should be marked as "immature",
I'm pretty sure this one is female, judging by the shape of the abdomen and proportions of the body. The younger they are, the harder it is to tell from a photo though. This one looks to be about half grown (I'm guessing third instar out of five or perhaps six).

Thanks for letting me know, and thanks again for identifying her. This one has been bugging me for years :)

looks like a nymph of
Melanoplus bivittatus

Thanks, David
You continue to amaze me. Since it's a nymph, should I mark it as "immature" or "adult"? Do you think it might be a male? Or is it too early to tell?

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