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Dark hopper nymph - Arphia xanthoptera

Dark hopper nymph - Arphia xanthoptera
Marietta Sand Prairie State Preserve, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
July 29, 2011
Size: 18 mm
Dark hopper nymphs were all about at this site. This one was captured temporarily for a detail photo. Body length measured. Compare Carolina Grasshopper nymphs:

Those always seem to have a notched pronotum, however, and this one does not. Perhaps this is something else in that subfamily?

Autumn Yellow-winged Grasshopper
Moved from Grasshoppers.