Pygmy grasshopper found on the top of my car early in the morning.
So today, we had the "senior picnic," where some of the senior citizens go on little golf cart rides around the parks. Well, I was stationed at this far end of the park to highlight some of the programs that we're doing with kiddos and nature. While I waited for the next group of seniors to come around, I did some sweep netting. Found some neat things! :)
Cochise County, Arizona, US
直翅目 (Order Orthoptera) > Tetrigoidea
Length is about 20-22mm.
Found near a creek; photographed on a sheet of white paper. These are common on the gravel and sand banks of the creek most of the summer; I don't know if we have more than one species.
Tetrigidae is a family in the order Orthoptera, that also includes similar families such as crickets, grasshoppers, and katydids (US) or bushcrickets (UK). Species within the Tetrigidae are variously called grouse locusts, pygmy locusts, groundhoppers or pygmy grasshoppers.