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Differential Grasshopper - Melanoplus differentialis Forewings and pronotum are uniform, without any distinctive marks. Black herringbone markings on outer face of hind femora. Yellow hind tibiae.<br />
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Habitat: Spotted on Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) in a rural garden.  I always walk over to this plant so I can smell it, and was glad to see this cute fella resting on the plant! Differential grasshopper,Geotagged,Melanoplus differentialis,Summer,United States,grasshopper,sage Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Differential Grasshopper - Melanoplus differentialis

Forewings and pronotum are uniform, without any distinctive marks. Black herringbone markings on outer face of hind femora. Yellow hind tibiae.

Habitat: Spotted on Russian sage (Perovskia atriplicifolia) in a rural garden. I always walk over to this plant so I can smell it, and was glad to see this cute fella resting on the plant!

    comments (5)

  1. Amazing shot! I love the contrast! Perfectly complementary in color scheme! Posted 11 days ago
    1. Thanks! I was picking some of the flowers when I found this grasshopper behind the flowers I had just plucked off. Posted 11 days ago
    2. Can only agree, super clear shot. Posted 11 days ago
      1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted 11 days ago
  2. Beautifully colored as well :-) Posted 11 days 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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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2018. Captured Sep 13, 2018 10:34 in Main, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/20.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm