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Jan 6, 2016 11:56 AM CST
|I'm very glad to have found this forum! Our place in NM is teeming with insects that are unfamiliar to us.|
Here is one that looked like a very fat, gross grasshopper on steroids.
Jan 8, 2016 7:34 PM CST
| Where have all the bug guys gone??? |
Are any of you familiar with this ugly bug?
Jan 8, 2016 8:40 PM CST
|Did Dave move this from another forum? I try to keep a watch for new posts in the ID forum.|
It looks like Phrynotettix tshivavensis - Chihuahua Lubber
Jan 8, 2016 8:49 PM CST
|Distribution for subspecies Phrynotettix tshivavensis taosanus ..|
Distribution for subspecies Phrynotettix tshivavensis tshivavensis ..
Phrynotettix tshivavensis taosanus is the only subspecies which mentions New Mexico ..
Jan 8, 2016 9:20 PM CST
|@JRsbugs. BTW, sorry for calling you a bug guy! |
No, I posted it here. I do appreciate the ID and the links. I'd never seen this one before. looks like it might be 'taosanus'? Our place in NM has a lot of insects we've never noticed or seen in Arizona.
Jan 9, 2016 7:28 AM CST
|It's OK, you didn't say anyone was bad. |
Whichever subspecies it might be, and distribution maps are not a hundred % accurate, they are all the same species Phrynotettix tshivavensis. Bugs don't know that humans put boundaries on maps, depending on where it was sighted there must be some overlap.
Jan 9, 2016 6:18 PM CST
|I understand. Humans do it with everything!|
Jan 25, 2016 1:48 PM CST
|Learning about the new kinds of flora and fauna must be daunting when you move to a different part of the country. I don't think I've seen that grasshopper here!|
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad