Green Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone)
(Class Insecta, Order Orthoptera)
Invertebrates Around Las Vegas, Wildlife Around Las Vegas
Green Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone)

General: Green Bird Grasshoppers (Schistocerca shoshone) are gull green grasshoppers with long antennae, a yellow dorsal stripe, blue eyes, and red on the hind legs. There may be a yellowish spot on side of thorax, and there is black on "knee" of hind femur.

Taxonomy: Class Insecta; Order Orthoptera; Suborder Caelifera; Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers); Subfamily Bird Grasshoppers (Cyrtacanthacridinae)

Where to Find: This species occurs from west Texas to southwest Utah and southern California, then south into northern Mexico. Around Las Vegas, look for this species around water, places such as the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park.

Green Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone) Green Bird Grasshopper (Schistocerca shoshone)

Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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