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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 2 months ago
    1. Thanks! I was picking some of the flowers when I found this grasshopper behind the flowers I had just plucked off. Posted 2 months ago
    2. Can only agree, super clear shot. Posted 2 months ago
      1. Thanks Ferdy! Posted 2 months ago
  2. Beautifully colored as well :-) Posted 2 months 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