October 24, 2020 at 12:06PM

Spotted by Pyewacket, and photographed by @maximillian_deersteak

Best guess? a cattail toothpick grasshopper.

Leptysma marginicollis, the cattail toothpick grasshopper or slender locust, is a grasshopper. It has a very pointed head and flattened, sword-shaped antennae. Thus, it superficially resembles grasshoppers in the subfamily Gomphocerinae, but is easily distinguished by the presence of a spur, or spine, between the front legs. They are usually brownish with a white, yellow, or brown stripe from the eye to the base of the front legs. The head is as long as, or longer than, the prothorax. On top, the body may also be red or pink. The front wings are sharply pointed, extending 3-5mm beyond the tip of the abdomen. https://instagr.am/p/CGu32LdA9N4/


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