Migratory Grasshopper
Melanoplus sanguinipes

melanoplus
This pretty little grasshopper was jumping around the desert in Washington County not far from
Lytle Ranch.  According to Bugguide, it is also known as the "Lesser Grasshopper", "Lesser
Locust", and "Red-legged Grasshopper" (to name a few).  If you're interested in knowing
more about this western grasshopper, you can find an extensive article at the
University of Wyoming site. © Carol Davis 5-12-2013


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