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Intruder Alert! Psinidia Amplicornis (Caudell&#039;s Longhorn Grasshopper AKA Texas Longhorn Grasshopper) - is an American species of Grasshopper, and this is the closest ID I could find on this little guy! I live in Bangalore, India, and I identified it based on the &quot;blue colored&quot; tibia (hind legs) I spotted on this Grasshopper. <br />
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<a href="http://bugguide.net/node/view/356210/bgpage" rel="nofollow">http://bugguide.net/node/view/356210/bgpage</a><br />
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This is quite impossible, considering what ever little information I found online on this species of Grasshopper. If any of you have better information about the species of this Grasshopper, please feel free to update the information accordingly.<br />
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Update: After the most recent online research, I have come across two more species of Grasshoppers that closely matches the one in the image above - &quot;Trachyrhachys Kiowa - Kiowa range Grasshopper&quot; and &quot;Metator pardalinus - Blue-legged Grasshopper&quot;<br />
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<a href="http://bugeric.blogspot.in/2014/07/blue-legged-grasshopper.html" rel="nofollow">http://bugeric.blogspot.in/2014/07/blue-legged-grasshopper.html</a><br />
<a href="http://bugguide.net/node/view/941782" rel="nofollow">http://bugguide.net/node/view/941782</a><br />
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Intruder Alert!

Psinidia Amplicornis (Caudell's Longhorn Grasshopper AKA Texas Longhorn Grasshopper) - is an American species of Grasshopper, and this is the closest ID I could find on this little guy! I live in Bangalore, India, and I identified it based on the "blue colored" tibia (hind legs) I spotted on this Grasshopper.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/356210/bgpage

This is quite impossible, considering what ever little information I found online on this species of Grasshopper. If any of you have better information about the species of this Grasshopper, please feel free to update the information accordingly.

Update: After the most recent online research, I have come across two more species of Grasshoppers that closely matches the one in the image above - "Trachyrhachys Kiowa - Kiowa range Grasshopper" and "Metator pardalinus - Blue-legged Grasshopper"

http://bugeric.blogspot.in/2014/07/blue-legged-grasshopper.html
http://bugguide.net/node/view/941782

The search continues.

    comments (5)

  1. They can be tough to identify indeed. I don't really see the blue hind legs on this photo though? Posted 8 years ago
    1. Yes, the hind legs are not completely visible in this image, but I have shot several pictures of the same grasshopper which clearly show the blue coloration on the hind legs. How do I share those images with you without posting them in my profile? Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
      1. No worries, I believe you. Perhaps share one more from the different angle on JungleDragon? Posted 8 years ago
      2. Here is a link to one of the images on which we can see the blue colored hind right leg of the grasshopper:

        https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ivuhpythq8sul4/_MG_5568.jpg?dl=0
        Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago

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Uploaded Sep 4, 2014. Captured Aug 21, 2014 14:37 in 5th Cross Road, MEI Colony, Phase 3, Peenya Industrial Area, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560058, India.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/125s
  • ISO400
  • 180mm