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Greater-arid plains katydid (Neobarrettia spinosa)
at the Insectarium in New Orleans.

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Leaf-imitating katydid (Corycoides jurinei) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Leaf-imitating katydid (Corycoides jurinei) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Green katydid (Arantia accrana) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Green katydid (Arantia accrana) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Variegated Grasshopper (Zonocerus variegatus) caught from the wild near Manjo, Cameroon.

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A dragon headed katydid (Eumegalodon blanchardi) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska.

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A gray bird grasshopper (Schistocerca nitens) at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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A male African grasshopper (Dictyophorus griseus) in Gorongosa National Park.. This is an East African species of grasshopper that is known for producing defensive foam when threatened.

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The juvenile phase of the lubber grasshopper, Romalea guttata.

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The juvenile phase of the lubber grasshopper, Romalea guttata.

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A cattail toothpick grasshopper (Leptysma marginicollis) at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park.

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A grasshopper in the genus Acrida; it is a true grasshopper (family Acrididae), collected in the Mt. Gorongosa range.

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On his first trip to Gorongosa (and Africa), Wilson uses an experienced nose to identify a foam grasshopper. It’s named for the smelly, poisonous foam it emits.

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An eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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An eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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An eastern lubber grasshopper (Romalea guttata) at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans.

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Dragon-headed katydid (Eumegalodon blanchardi) at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A narrow-winged spur-throat grasshopper (Melanoplus angustipennis) in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Galapagos mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) with a grasshopper in its mouth, on Rabida Island in the Galapagos.

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Galapagos mockingbird (Mimus parvulus) with a grasshopper in its mouth, on Rabida Island in the Galapagos.

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A grasshopper sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum) nest is well camouflaged in the thick prairie grasses along the Platte River near Wood River, Nebraska.

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Green katydid (Arantia accrana) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Green katydid (Arantia accrana) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Leaf-imitating katydid (Corycoides jurinei) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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Green katydid (Arantia accrana) from Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

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A cudweed grasshopper (Hypochlora alba) sits on a leaf at Spring Creek Prairie.

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A crab spider (Thamisus onustus) devours a grasshopper found at Spring Creek Prairie.

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A crab spider (Thamisus onustus) devours a grasshopper found at Spring Creek Prairie.

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A bright orange lubber grasshopper (Brachystola magna) in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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A bright orange lubber grasshopper (Brachystola magna) in Everglades National Park, Florida.

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Already drought-stricken corn was ravaged by grasshoppers near Bennett, NE. (2002)

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