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Species Dichromorpha viridis - Short-winged Green Grasshopper

Short-winged Green Grasshopper - Dichromorpha viridis - male Green Grasshopper Numph? - Dichromorpha viridis Grasshopper - Dichromorpha viridis - female Unknown Grasshopper - Dichromorpha viridis - male - female Dichromorpha viridis - male grasshopper, maybe Dichromorpha viridis ? - Dichromorpha viridis - female Grasshopper - Dichromorpha viridis - female Dichromorpha viridis Nymph - Dichromorpha viridis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Gomphocerinae (Slant-faced Grasshoppers)
No Taxon (Orphulella Group)
Genus Dichromorpha
Species viridis (Short-winged Green Grasshopper)
Explanation of Names
Dichromorpha viridis (Scudder 1862)
Size
♂ 14-22 mm, ♀ 23-30 mm(1)
Identification
Female coloration is usually uniform, either brown or green. Males have two common color forms, green on upper surface and brown on sides, or light brown upper surface and dark brown sides. Forewings are usually very short, but long-winged individuals do occur. D. viridis has two pronotal sulci vs just one in D. elegans, which also has a larger head.(2)(3)
Range
Eastern North America and eastern Great Plains
Habitat
Grassy areas, including lawns.
Season
Summer to early fall, typically Jul-Sep; May-Dec in Florida(2), Jun-Sep in Michigan(4), Jul-frost in North Carolina(5)
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Grasshoppers of Florida (Invertebrates of Florida)
John L. Capinera, Clay W. Scherer, Jason M. Squiter, Jason M. Squitier. 2002. University Press of Florida.
3.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
4.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.
5.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.