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another melanoplus - Melanoplus flavidus

another melanoplus - Melanoplus flavidus
Portage Sandhills Prov. Wildlife Mgmt. Area, south of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
July 27, 2012
I don't know if this nymph can be identified to species or not but I thought it was worth a try. I've looked through a bunch of photos here and elsewhere but I haven't come up with many ideas.


Melanoplus flavidus nymph
Slender form and pattern are fairly distinctive, but photos to compare with are hard to come by. In some populations the nymphs are often more colorful (often yellowish and/or bluish).

Moved from Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids.

M. flavidus
Thanks David. I had noticed the similarity in pattern while browsing the Pfadt fact sheets on Melanoplus species but dismissed it because of the colour. Learning Melanoplus could be a career in itself.

That's for sure!

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