Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Donate
Giving Tuesday, November 30. Please consider a gift to BugGuide!

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#836762
Sand-camouflaged grasshopper - Spharagemon collare

Sand-camouflaged grasshopper - Spharagemon collare
Great Sand Dunes National Park, Alamosa County, Colorado, USA
September 3, 2013
It looks similar to Spharagemon collare, but the top of the pronotum and head is a little light colored.

Images of this individual: tag all
Sand-camouflaged grasshopper - Spharagemon collare Sand-camouflaged grasshopper - Spharagemon collare

oops - yes
I guess I clicked on the wrong name on the list, and since they look the same I didn't notice.

I've been tempted to move all of "cristatum" to S. collare anyway - they are the same thing, S. cristatum is just the southern version. The ones in southeast Colorado (though not in the San Luis Valley) are actually mostly intermediate between what is "typical" for each name. Doesn't mean I didn't goof though - I did. Easy to do when one thinks of them as the same thing anyway. Thanks for catching.

Moved from Ridgeback grasshopper.

It is S. collare
The coloring is striking.

Moved from Short-horned Grasshoppers.

 
Just to clarify...
Did you intend to move this to Spharagemon collare?
Thanks again for all the IDs!
Bob

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.