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Light Brown, Short Winged Grasshopper - Aeoloplides chenopodii - female

Light Brown, Short Winged Grasshopper - Aeoloplides chenopodii - Female
east of Green River, Grand County, Utah, USA
July 27, 2011

adult female Aeoloplides chenopodii
Hardly ever noticed, because they sit in the Saltbushes and dive into the center of the bushes when approached. Amazingly hard to approach and see, but they are actually pretty common. They can be green, brown, tan, or gray. They usually have a stronger pattern than this one.

Moved from Short-horned Grasshoppers.