Grasshoppers (Acrididae)


Note: Many thanks to JoVonn Hill, Kathy Kirk, and John Capinera for help with ID. The species are in taxonomic order, with repeat photos in the order I photographed them. Comments welcomed! The two books I use the most are:
-Grasshoppers, Katydids and Crickets of the US (Capinera et al)
-Grasshoppers of Florida (Capinera et al)
Of less applicability due to distance but still helpful are:
-Guide to the Grasshoppers of Wisconsin (Kirk and Bomar)
-The Orthoptera of Michigan (Bland)

Pygmy Grasshoppers (Tetrigidae)

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long County, GA


Longheaded Toothpick Grasshopper (Achurum carinatum)

19 Oct 2003, Starkey Wilderness Park, Pasco Co, FL


  Longheaded Toothpick Grasshopper (Achurum carinatum)

13 Nov 2003, US 301 Sand Quarry, Long County, GA


Longheaded Toothpick Grasshopper (Achurum carinatum)

8 Apr 2004, Blue Pond, Blue Spring WMA, Bibb County, AL


Brown Winter Grasshopper (Amblytropidia mysteca) I think

2 Apr 2004, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA


Brown Winter Grasshopper (Amblytropidia mysteca)

8 Apr 2004, Blue Pond, Blue Spring WMA, Bibb County, AL


Brown Winter Grasshopper (Amblytropidia mysteca)

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Shortwinged Green Grasshopper (Dichromorpha viridis)

15 Jul 2003, Kennesaw Marsh, Cobb Co, GA


  Shortwinged Green Grasshopper (Dichromorpha viridis)

30 Jul 2003, Truetlen PFA, Truetlen Co, GA


Shortwinged Green Grasshopper (Dichromorpha viridis)

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long County, GA


Shortwinged Green Grasshopper (Dichromorpha viridis)

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long County, GA

 


Shortwinged Green Grasshopper (Dichromorpha viridis)

13 Nov 2003, Tatnall County landing on Ogeechee River, Tatnall County, GA


Shortwinged Green Grasshopper
(Dichromorpha viridis)

18 Jan 2004, Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach County, FL


  Two-striped Mermiria Grasshopper (Mermiria bivittata)

8 Jul 2004, US 301 pond, Long Co, GA


Lively Mermiria Grasshopper (Mermiria picta)

8 Jul 2004, US 301 pond, Long Co, GA


Spottedwinged Grasshopper (Orphulella pelidna)

12 Nov 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn County, GA


Handsome Grasshopper (Syrbula admirablis)

28 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


Clippedwing Grasshopper (Metaleptea brevicornis)

23 Jul 2004, Lake Miccosukee, Jefferson Co, FL


Clippedwing Grasshopper (Metaleptea brevicornis)

31 Aug 2004, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


Clippedwing Grasshopper (Metaleptea brevicornis)

23 Aug 2004, Reedy Creek at GA 203, Wayne Co, GA


Clippedwing Grasshopper (Metaleptea brevicornis)

6 Aug 2005, Charlie Elliott WEC, Jasper Co, GA


Southern Greenstriped Grasshopper (Chortophaga australior)

12 Nov 2003, Altamaha Regional Park, Glynn County, GA


Southern Greenstriped Grasshopper (Chortophaga australior)

12 Nov 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn County, GA

 

Southern Greenstriped Grasshopper (Chortophaga australior)

8 Apr 2004, Blue Pond, Blue Spring WMA, Bibb County, AL


Southern Greenstriped Grasshopper (Chortophaga australior)

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Southern Greenstriped Grasshopper (Chortophaga australior)

7 Jul 2004, Church Spring, Coffee Co, GA


Southern Greenstriped Grasshopper (Chortophaga australior)

23 Aug 2004, Pine Grove Pond, US 341, Appling Co, GA


Northern Green-striped Grasshopper (Chortophaga viridifasciata)

22 Apr 2004, High Falls State Park, Monroe County, GA


Northern Green-striped Grasshopper (Chortophaga viridifasciata)

24 Apr 2004, Pine Log WMA, Bartow County, GA


Northern Green-striped Grasshopper (Chortophaga viridifasciata)

7 Jun 2004, unnamed dirt road near Hiawassee, Towns Co, GA


Northern Green-striped Grasshopper (Chortophaga viridifasciata)

27 Mar 2004, River Bend WMA, Laurens County, GA


unk Chortophaga sp.

2 Apr 2004, Camp Meeting Rock, Heard County, GA


  Orangewinged Grasshopper (Pardalophora phoenicoptera)

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Orangewinged Grasshopper (Pardalophora phoenicoptera)

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


Orangewinged Grasshopper (Pardalophora phoenicoptera)

18 May 2004, Yuchi WMA, Burke County, GA


Boll's Grasshopper (Spharagemon bolli)

15 Aug 2004, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


Ridgeback Sand Grasshopper (Spharagemon cristatum)

22 Aug 2004, GA 169 at Oglethorpe Road, Wayne Co, GA


Ridgeback Sand Grasshopper (Spharagemon cristatum)

28 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


Ridgeback Sand Grasshopper (Spharagemon cristatum)

28 Sep 2004, GA 57 east of Kite, Johnson Co, GA


Marbled Grasshopper (Spharagemon marmorata)

28 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


Marbled Grasshopper (Spharagemon marmorata)

4 Sep 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA


Seaside Grasshopper (Trimerotropis maritima)

12 Nov 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn County, GA


Seaside Grasshopper (Trimerotropis maritima)

18 Jan 2004, Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach County, FL


Linearwinged Gasshopper (Aptenopedes sphenarioides)

19 Oct 2004, Paynes Prairie Preserve, Alachua Co, FL


Linearwinged Gasshopper (Aptenopedes sphenarioides)

18 Sep 2005, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA


  Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper (Leptysma marginicollis)

28 Mar 2004, Taylor County, GA


Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper (Leptysma marginicollis)

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper (Leptysma marginicollis)

8 Jul 2004, Tattnall County High School pond, Tattnall Co, GA


Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus)

7 Jun 2004, unnamed dirt road near Hiawassee, Towns Co, GA


  probably Melanoplus differentialis

4 Aug 2003, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


  Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)

31 Aug 2003, Oostanaula River at Ellijay Ballpark, Gilmer Co, GA


Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)

15 Aug 2004, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)

5 Oct 2004, dirt road off US 76, Young Harris, Towns Co, GA


Larger Fork-tailed Grasshopper (Melanoplus furcatus)

9 Oct 2005, Brantley Co, GA


unk, but possibly Immodest Spurthroat Grasshopper (Melanoplus impudicus)

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co GA


Southern Red-legged Grasshopper (Melanoplus propinquus)

18 Jan 2004, Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach Co, FL


Pinetree Spurthroat Grasshopper (Melanoplus punctulatus)

31 Aug 2004, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


Migratory Grasshopper (Melanoplus sanguinipes)

16 Jan 2004, Markham County Park, Broward Co, FL


  unk Melanoplus female

24 Jul 2003, Oakmulgee WMA, Bibb Co, AL


  unk Melanoplus species

16 Sep 2003, Ellijay Ballfields, Gilmer Co, GA


unk Melanoplus sp.

13 Nov 2003, US 301 Sand Quarry, Long Co, GA


unk Melanoplus sp.

12 Nov 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn Co, GA


Atlantic Grasshopper (Paroxya atlantica)

12 Nov 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn Co, GA


  Olivegreen Swamp Grasshopper (Paroxya clavuliger)

23 Jul 2003, Oakmulgee WMA, Bibb Co, AL


Olivegreen Swamp Grasshopper (Paroxya clavuliger)

13 Nov 2003, Altamaha River boat ramp at US 301, Long Co, GA


Olivegreen Swamp Grasshopper (Paroxya clavuliger)

19 Oct 2004, Paynes Prairie Preserve, Alachua Co, FL


Paroxya sp.

22 May 2004, New Home Bog, Eglin AFB, FL                                                             jh


Rusty Grasshopper (Schistocerca alutacea)

9 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL


Rusty Grasshopper (Schistocerca alutacea)

10 Apr 2004, Eglin AFB, FL

 


Rusty Grasshopper (Schistocerca alutacea)

12 Sep 2004, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA


  American Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana)

21 Aug 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn Co, GA


American Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana)

18 Jan 2004, Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach Co, FL


  American Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana)

4 May 2004, Ocmulgee River at Bullard Road, Twiggs Co, GA


larval American Grasshopper (Schistocerca americana)

23 Aug 2004, US 301 pond, Long Co, GA


Mischievous Grasshopper (Schistocerca damnifica)

13 Nov 2003, US 301 Sand Quarry, Long Co, GA


  Obscure Birdwing Grasshopper (Schistocerca obscura)

19 Sep 2001, Andrews Island, Glynn Co, GA


Obscure Birdwing Grasshopper (Schistocerca obscura)

12 Nov 2003, Andrews Island, Glynn Co, GA


Obscure Birdwing Grasshopper (Schistocerca obscura)

12 Sep 2004, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA


Glassywinged Toothpick Grasshopper (Stenacris vitreipennis)

21 Jan 2006, Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach Co, FL


  Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea microptera)

28 Jun 2003, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Twiggs Co, GA


  Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea microptera)

21 Aug 2003, Altamaha River at US 1, Toombs Co, GA


  Eastern Lubber Grasshopper (Romalea microptera)

22 Apr 2005, Garden of Eden TNC Preserve, Liberty Co, FL


Note: Species listed below here are unidentified by me, and any help you can offer would be appreciated. See a link to my email address at the bottom of the page...

  unk

30 Aug 2003, Charlie Elliott WEC, Jasper Co, GA


  Dichromorpha sp, probably viridis

20 Oct 2003, Crew Lake County Park, Pasco Co, FL                                                        jh


unk nymph Grasshopper

16 Jan 2004, Markham County Park, Broward Co, FL


nymph Chortophaga sp, prob australior

18 Jan 2004, Loxahatchee NWR, Palm Beach Co, FL                                                         jh


Chortophaga sp.

22 Apr 2004, River Bend WMA, Laurens Co, GA                                                              jh


unk

17 May 2004, Twin Lakes, Taylor Co, GA


possibly Carolina Grasshopper?

17 May 2004, Flint River at GA 128, Crawford Co, GA


Marbled Grasshopper, (Spharagemon marmorata)

21 May 2004, Blue Spring Creek, Eglin AFB, FL


unk, maybe Southern Yellow-winged Grasshopper (Arphia granulata)

21 May 2004, Kemmons Pond, Eglin AFB, FL


unk, maybe Southern Yellow-winged Grasshopper (Arphia granulata)

22 May 2004, sandy road, Eglin AFB, FL


Handsome Grasshopper (Syrbula admirablis)
(freshly molted)

22 May 2004, road near New Home Bog, Eglin AFB, FL                                  


Marbled Grasshopper, (Spharagemon marmorata)

3 Jun 2004, Ohoopee Dunes, Emmanuel Co, GA                                                             jh


unk

7 Jun 2004, unnamed dirt road near Hiawassee, Towns Co, GA


Orangewinged Grasshopper (Pardalophora phoenicoptera)

7 Jun 2004, unnamed dirt road near Hiawassee, Towns Co, GA                          jh


Melanoplus sp, possibly M. decoratus

17 Jun 2004, Sope Creek Unit, CRNRA, Cobb Co, GA                                             jh


Migratory Grasshopper (Melanoplus sanguinipes)

18 Jun 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston Co, GA                                         jh


unk sp

18 Jun 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston Co, GA


Dichromorpha sp, probably D. viridis

21 Jul 2004, Morton Bend on Coosa River, Floyd Co, GA                                             jh


unk Melanoplus

22 Jul 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA


Spharagemon sp.

22 Jul 2004, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA                                                             jh


Two-striped Mermiria Grasshopper (Mermiria bivittata), I think

5 Aug 2004, Hornsby Bend, Travis Co, TX


unk

22 Aug 2004, GA 169 at Oglethorpe Road, Wayne Co, GA


Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)
seems to be out of range

22 Aug 2004, Altamaha River at US 301, Long Co, GA                                    confirmed by jh 


possibly Pasture Grasshopper (Orphulella speciosa)

7 Jul 2004, Church Spring, Coffee Co, GA


  unk Melanoplus

28 Sep 2004, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


This is the remains of a grasshopper killed by the fungus Entomaphaga grylli. Thanks to Dan Johnson for pointing this out.

5 Oct 2004, dirt road off US 76, Young Harris, Towns Co, GA


melanoplus sp., probably M. scudderi

5 Oct 2004, dirt road off US 76, Young Harris, Towns Co, GA                                            jh


unk

5 Oct 2004, along US 76, Union Co, GA


unk

5 Nov 2004, Harris Neck NWR, McIntosh Co, GA


unk nymph

11 Aug 2005, bog along GA 157, Chattooga Co, GA


unk

18 Sep 2005, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA


Orphuella sp.

6 Oct 2005, pond along GA 199, Laurens Co, GA                                                             jh


unk

9 Oct 2005, Satilla River at GA 15/121, Brantley Co, GA


Paratettix sp.?

11 May 2004, Altamaha River at US 1, Toombs Co, GA


Tetrix sp. Note: my books disagree on taxonomy here, this may be genus Tettigidea

2 Jul 2004, Ocmulgee River at GA 96, Houston Co, GA


unk, possibly Tetrix sp.

5 Nov 2005, Altamaha River at US 301, Long Co, GA


New from 2006 or later, some identified and some still in progress.

Brown Winter Grasshopper (Amblytropidia mysteca)

1 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA


Rusty Grasshopper (Schistocerca alutacea)

1 Apr 2006, Williams Bluff Preserve, Early Co, GA


Clippedwing Grasshopper (Metaleptea brevicornis)

8 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper (Leptysma marginicollis)

21 Oct 2006, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


unk spur-throated grasshopper

19 Apr 2006, Little St Simons Island, Glynn Co, GA


Chortophaga sp?

11 Jun 2006, Little Barren River, Metcalfe Co, KY


unk

2 Jul 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee Co, GA


unk

8 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


unk spur-throated grasshopper

13 Aug 2006, Taylor's Creek, Ft Stewart, Long Co, GA


Southern Greenstriped Grasshopper (Chortophaga australior)

14 Aug 2006, G Smith State Park, Emanuel Co, GA


unk. maybe Hippuscus?

25 Aug 2006, open field, Chattooga Co, GA


unk. maybe Melanoplus sp?

6 Sep 2006, Brasstown Bald summit, Union Co, GA


unk. maybe Hippuscus?

6 Sep 2006, Toccoa River, Fannin Co, GA


unk. Melanoplus?

8 Sep 2006, Turkey Creek, Dooly Co, GA


unk. Dichromorpha?

27 Sep 2006, dirt road, Towns Co, GA


Seaside Grasshopper (Trimerotropis maritima)

3 Oct 2006, Little St Simons Island, Glynn County, GA


Cave crickets.
Upper is Hadenoecus subterraneus
Lower is unk

10 Jun 2006, Mammoth Cave, Edmonson Co, KY


unk cricket

11 Oct 2006, Kolomoki Mounds State Park, Early Co, GA


unk katydid nymph

20 Apr 2006, Beard's Bluff, Altamaha River, Long Co, GA


unk katydid nymph

18 Aug 2006, Prater's Mill, Whitfield Co, GA


unk katydid

7 Oct 2006, McGraw-Ford WMA, Cherokee Co, GA


Red-headed Bush Cricket (Phyllopalpus pulchellus)

20 Jul 2006, Chattahoochee River, Cobb Co, GA


Dendrotettix australis

1 Aug 2012, Sarah's Creek, Rabun Co, GA


   

   

   

   

   

   


Giff's Home Page Birds Dragonflies Nature

Updated 14 Aug 2012

Hit CounterHits since 11 Nov 2003

Please email me with any comments or questions: giffbeaton@mindspring.com

All photographs copyright 2012by Giff Beaton unless otherwise noted.