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Mike Daley (krzirsh)

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Grasshopper w/Ovipositor?
« : August 31, 2015, 02:47:57 PM »
Need a little help please. Walking along the Des Plaines River in Romeoville today we came across this strange looking grasshopper. I think both pics are of the same grasshopper but the light sure makes them look different. It kept moving, making it difficult to photograph with my 300mm. & I lost sight of it in between photo's so that's why I'm assuming it's the same grasshopper. Does anyone know what type of grasshopper it is? Thanks,Mike.   

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Re: Grasshopper w/Ovipositor?
« #1 : October 05, 2015, 07:53:07 AM »
Hi, Mike,

Nice photos of a black-sided meadow katydid, Conocephalus nigropleurum. I'm just now catching up on these posts, sorry to be so late.

Regards,
Carl Strang

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Re: Grasshopper w/Ovipositor?
« #2 : October 05, 2015, 07:55:17 AM »
Another comment: these probably are different females of the same species. They can come in brown or green legged forms.

Mike Daley (krzirsh)

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Re: Grasshopper w/Ovipositor?
« #3 : October 07, 2015, 06:15:24 AM »
Thanks Carl!

 

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