Red Grashopper

BEFORE YOU READ- THE ATTACHED OBSERVATION IS NOT OF THE SUBJECT. IT WILL BE EXPLAINED IN THE POST.

You're mentioned in this post because I have an grasshopper ID and I don't have a photo. This is completely unlike anything I've ever seen before. I have seen a lot of grasshoppers. I saw a large, locust-like grasshopper fly up from the grass, and it was black with yellow edges to its wings. But when I found it on the ground, it was big, and it was RED. This is very unusual, it was 1)Not vibrant red, but super vibrant for a grasshopper! Red-orange and 2) looked just like a Carolina locust in flight.

The attached observation is a much different grasshopper. This is not what I mean by red. This was redder and larger, and the red was darker.

Is this an unusual color morph of Carolina locust, or just something common I've never seen?

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Publicado por dannym dannym, 29 de setembro de 2017, 06:09 PM

Observações

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What

Gafanhotos (Subordem Caelifera)

Observador

dannym

Data

Setembro 29, 2017 11:12 AM CDT

Comentários

Carolina locust can be surprisingly variable in main colour. If you saw a large locust with black wings, and the yellowish margin then it was that species. I've seen red ones in Canada, as well as grey, brown and anything inbetween.

Publicado por silversea_starsong mais de 4 anos antes (Sinalizar)
Publicado por silversea_starsong mais de 4 anos antes (Sinalizar)

I found a Carolina in Montana back in August that was rather orangey in color.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7669186

Publicado por brownsbay mais de 4 anos antes (Sinalizar)

I agree, must have been a D. carolina with those wing colors

Publicado por brandonwoo mais de 4 anos antes (Sinalizar)

+1 for D. carolina

Publicado por thedlund mais de 4 anos antes (Sinalizar)

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