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Acrididae - Trimerotropis huroniana - female

Acrididae - Trimerotropis huroniana - Female
Manitoulin Island, Providence Bay, Ontario, Canada
July 11, 2010

Moved from ID Request.

These are unusually striking looking
The structure of the insect and the location argue for Trimerotropis huroniana even though the color pattern is rather like Triperotropis maritima. Sparagemon marmorata can look similar too, but this one is structurally wrong for that species. So, I'm pretty sure this is T. huroniana.

Seeing the spread wings and the hind tibiae (both usually hidden in the usual poses) always makes things easier, when it is possible to show them. (S. marmorata and sometimes T. maritima would have red hind tibiae, and the hind wings of T. huroniana look different from those of the others).

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