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Differential Grasshoppers Green grasshoppers with black herringbone markings on their hind femora. I spotted these two mating (male is smaller and is on dorsal surface of female). On the lower left, there is a small brown moth - this moth is a Purple Carrot-seed Moth (Depressaria depressana). Differential Grasshopper,Differential grasshopper,Geotagged,Grasshopper,Melanoplus,Melanoplus differentialis,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Differential Grasshoppers

Green grasshoppers with black herringbone markings on their hind femora. I spotted these two mating (male is smaller and is on dorsal surface of female). On the lower left, there is a small brown moth - this moth is a Purple Carrot-seed Moth (Depressaria depressana).

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  1. Superbly sharp, and I love how you even name the "bystander" :) Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thank you! I wish that I had noticed the moth when taking the shot of the grasshoppers...As it was, I didn't notice it until I uploaded the pictures. Posted 3 years ago
      1. Happens to me all the time :) Also saw the aphid on your other photo. Posted 3 years ago
        1. Me too, haha. I was so intent on photographing the grasshoppers mating that I didn't notice much else. I took a bunch of close up shots of their rear ends because I noticed a "protuberance" coming out of the male. Thinking this was an important part of his anatomy, I took many shots. But, it turned out that it was poop, lol. He was multitasking and I now have 20 shots of grasshopper poop! Posted 3 years ago
          1. I once was very seriously pinpointing focus on an elusive insect, trying to get the eyes sharp. Took me over 20 mins because of the wind. It was his butt. Posted 3 years ago
            1. Hilarious! That has happened to me with fuzzy caterpillars. I can't always tell which end is the head, so I try to get shots of both ends now, haha. Posted 3 years ago

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The differential grasshopper is a species of grasshopper belonging to the genus ''Melanoplus'' found throughout northern Mexico, central United States and southern Ontario, Canada. It is considered a pest in most of its range.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 22, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2017 10:51 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/9.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm