Insect and Bug ID forum: Mystery wings

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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 12, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Lately we've been seeing these "things" all over our front porch. The bright yellow caught my eye so I investigated. These are all folded up but I picked one up & pulled to reveal a brightly colored wing from some insect. The bodies are never attached. We have a bunch of sparrows whom I suspect are catching these & eating them. Whatever the insect is, it is a daytime insect b/c I swept the porch this morning & a couple hours later it was littered with wings again. This is not a butterfly or moth as there are no scales on the wings.
Can anyone please help me ID what insect belongs to these wings?

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Name: Morgan
IL (Zone 5b)
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molanic
Apr 12, 2017 12:12 PM CST
To me they look like grasshopper wings, but I think there are a lot of species of them with wings like that.

Here is one example of a closeup wing on bugguide, they also provide a link to a pdf on that family of grasshoppers specific to Florida.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu...


Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
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flaflwrgrl
Apr 12, 2017 2:50 PM CST
Thank you so much Morgan! Mine is a fit for this one that was found in CA. However, it seems that one wasn't ID'd to the inth. No problem, I just wanted to know what insect the wings belonged to. My little birdies sure are impacting their population.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/...
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~



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