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image of Admirable Grasshopper on grass stem

Admirable Grasshopper

Syrbula admirabilis
Although they both have slanted faces, male and female admirable grasshoppers look quite different: The females are large and marked with bright green and tan, and the males are smaller and wear brown, black and tan hues.

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A red-legged grasshopper perches atop the flowers of tall goldenrod.

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Image of a differential grasshopper.

Differential Grasshopper

Melanoplus differentialis
This grasshopper is familiar to most Missourians. Originally it lived only in wet meadows and creek bottomlands, but with the spread of farms, it has become a pest of many food crops.

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Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

Red-Legged Grasshopper

Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

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Image of a red-legged grasshopper.

Red-Legged Grasshopper

Melanoplus femurrubrum
These small, red-legged grasshoppers are an important food for Missouri’s wild game birds.

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