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A green grasshopper nymph

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Grasshopper Nymph on Twistleaf Yucca Leaf 8441

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On December 17th I found this tiny grasshopper nymph on the blade of a twistleaf yucca, Yucca rupicola. I’m not sure, but the insect may be Chortophaga viridifasciata, the northern green-striped grasshopper. I am certain of the location: the right-of-way beneath the power lines to the west of Morado Circle in my Great Hills part of Austin.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 29, 2013 at 5:56 AM

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