Specimen

This page will showcase the specimens we collect throughout this project.

 

    

The species Machaerocera mexicana  (Mexican Blue-wing Grasshopper) is mainly distributed in northern Mexico but two populations have been recently discovered in Arizona.

 

   

Trimerotropis cyaneipennis (Blue-winged Grasshopper) occupies mountainous regions of the western U.S.

 

   

This is Tomonotus ferruginosus (Oak-leaf grasshopper) from southeastern Arizona. This species mimics dry oak leafs with its color and movement. It exhibits color variations throughout it range, depending on a specific substrate color.

 

 

 

 

 

Arphia granulata from the Ocala National Forest in northern Florida. This species occupies grassy patches in the woodland.

 

 

 

 

 

Chortophaga australior from northern Florida. This species exhibits two phases, a brown phase and a green phase. These two phases are so different it is hard to believe they represent a single species. Chortophaga australior occupies open, grassy habitats.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a green phase of Chortophaga australion from Ocala National Forest in northern Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

Spharagemon marmoratum (the Marbeled grasshopper) from the woodlands of northern Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

Psinidia fenestralis (the Longhorn Band-wing Grasshopper) from northern Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

Nymphs of Pardalophora phoenicoptera (the Orange-winged grasshopper) from Gloden Head State Park in northern Florida. The nymphs exhibit a variety of color phases, ranging from brown to marbled to green.