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Species Psinidia fenestralis - Longhorn Band-wing Grasshopper

Camouflaged Grasshopper - Psinidia fenestralis - male 8008445 - Psinidia fenestralis - male Band-wing Grasshopper - Psinidia fenestralis - female Grasshopper on Assateague Island - Psinidia fenestralis - male Grasshopper - Psinidia fenestralis - male Longhorn Band-wing Grasshopper - Psinidia fenestralis - female Psinidia fenestralis - female Psinidia fenestralis - male
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 Oedipodinae (Band-winged Grasshoppers)
Tribe Psinidiini
Genus Psinidia
Species fenestralis (Longhorn Band-wing Grasshopper)
Other Common Names
Long-horned Grasshopper
Males 20-26 mm body length, females 26-36 mm body length
Smallish, slender body; lateral lobes (sides) of pronotum with lower hind angle (not rounded); antennae long, broad, and flattened; wings usually bright orange to near red; in the northeastern states, sometimes yellow.

Typical orange wing color
Yellow wing variant (widespread in ME, NH, and MA populations)

In most of range, Trachyrhachys kiowa is only closely similar species in size and structure, but has antennae shorter and slender, not flattened; wings clear to yellow.

Spharagemon marmorata often occurs in the same habitats, and is sometimes confused in photographs. It is similar in size and coloring (or slightly larger). However, the long antennae are slender; the hind tibiae are orange to red, the wings are yellow, the lateral lobes of the pronotum are rounded at the lower rear.
Eastern United States, into southern Ontario. West as far as sw. Kansas (Edwards County) and the Texas Panhandle (east from the Caprock).
Typically on sand in grassy areas
Adults mostly from July-October; year-round in FL
Print References
Capinera, Grasshoppers of Florida, pp. 68-69, plates 49-50 (1)
Capinera, Field Guide to Grasshoppers..., p. 97, plate 20 (2)
Hefler, pp. 124-125, fig. 204, includes diagram of antenna (3)
Bland, p. 113, photo of specimen (4)
Internet References
The Insects of Cedar Creek has photos and info.
Orthoptera of the Northern Great Plains - has a key and distribution map.
Grasshoppers of Florida - has a great key and plenty of info and pics.
Works Cited
1.Grasshoppers of Florida (Invertebrates of Florida)
John L. Capinera, Clay W. Scherer, Jason M. Squiter, Jason M. Squitier. 2002. University Press of Florida.
2.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
3.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
4.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.