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Acrididae 2 - Melanoplus ponderosus - female

Acrididae 2 - Melanoplus ponderosus - Female
Fayetteville, Mt Kessler, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
September 6, 2014
Photographed as part of a bioblitz. Any help is appreciated.

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Acrididae 2 - Melanoplus ponderosus - female Acrididae 2 - Melanoplus ponderosus - female

looks like a female Melanoplus ponderosus
However, the name may get changed, because the M. ponderosus group has been divided up into more than one "species" recently. I'm not sure which segregate this belongs to, but will try to come back to these and sort them out. They may end up listed on BugGuide as the "Ponderosus Group", much as the M. viridipes and M. dodgei groups are now.

Moved from Spur-throated Grasshoppers.

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