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Those colors! - Aztecacris gloriosus - female

Those colors! - Aztecacris gloriosus - Female
Sycamore Cny, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
September 27, 2011

A very choice find here - Aztecacris gloriosus
As far as I know, none of these has been reported as found in several decades.

I've been meaning to come look for them, but never seem to be able to work out the logistics for another trip at the right time. Some believed them extinct after drought in the '40's, but that's usually a ridiculous assumption in country like se. Arizona, where not finding is more often an issue of a new generation of people not knowing where to look.

A real beauty!

I think they are probably very closely related to Dactylotum, and perhaps Poecilotettix and Hesperotettix.

Moved from ID Request.

 
Hi David
Yes, I'm here with Pat Sullivan in Sierra Vista and Bob Behrstock on the phone, and everybody is quite excited!

 
GREAT X 3
GREAT looking grasshopper

GREAT photo (as usual)

GREAT find

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