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Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Sep 22, 2015 5:21 PM CST
This was the most amazing thing! A grasshopper with orange wings, as bright as a male Baltimore Oriole! You cannot tell here, s/he is hiding their glory.
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I tried, oh how I tried... But see the orange? :D
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Does this hopper have a name?
Thank you for your help.

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Sep 22, 2015 6:21 PM CST
Oedipodinae - Arphia xanthoptera is possible ...

http://bugguide.net/node/view/992368

Location is a little far north for that species though ..

http://orthoptera.speciesfile.org/common/editTaxon/Distribut...

It does look to be an Arphia sp., I can't find another which looks closer so maybe they are in your area.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/7881/bgpage

It's in Nebraska so the map must be wrong.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/858583/bgimage

And on the other side of you in Illinois ..

http://bugguide.net/node/view/604617/bgimage
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Sep 25, 2015 9:17 AM CST
Thank you so much for the identification. This is a really neat grasshopper and I hope to see more over time. :)
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
Image
JRsbugs
Sep 25, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Thumbs up I tip my hat to you.

I like your avatar.
Name: Kim
Iowa (Zone 5a)
I kill ornamentals... on purpose.
Enjoys or suffers cold winters Spiders! Critters Allowed Birds Houseplants I helped beta test the first seed swap
Region: Nebraska Keeper of Poultry Rabbit Keeper Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 2
Chillybean
Sep 25, 2015 3:07 PM CST
Thank you. Today another one was in the house and I tried getting a photo of the face, but it wasn't cooperating very well. I am sure he was glad to finally be back outside.

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