Tetrix sp. (Orthoptera: Caelifera: Tetrigidae: Tetriginae). Great Falls Park, Fairfax County, VA 09 September 2012
Yes, this is an adult pygmy grasshopper, family Tetrigidae. It was grooming itself on a boardwalk, and I managed to catch it with its wings out. They fly surprisingly well given these body proportions.
fairly common on sand bars along edge of Perche Creek
Aztec Pygmy Grasshopper
Pedernales River Nature Park,
Blanco Co., Texas
15 August 2013
ca 1cm long; flew like a tiger beetle
Mexican Pygmy Grasshopper
AKA Pygmy Grasshopper
ca 7 mi W of Bee Cave,
Travis Co., Texas
8 October 2010
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.