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Orthoptera - Dissosteira carolina

Orthoptera - Dissosteira carolina
Kirtland (Penitentiary Glen Park), Lake County, Ohio, USA
July 30, 2013
Family Acrididae I believe,not to sure about anything else. Any other information would be great.


Did you take any photos from the side?
I'm pretty sure it's a nymph of a Carolina Grasshopper - Dissosteira carolina. However, the pronotum is deformed, and I'm not 100% certain. Could be a species of Spharagemon, or something else related.

Carolina Grasshopper
After reviewing the guide I think you are right on about it being a Carolina Grasshopper. Sadly, it jumped away after the pick. I am terrible at identifying Orthoptera as adults or nymphs.

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