These grasshoppers are variable in color and can include shades of red-brown, yellow, dark brown, green and olive green. The hind legs are bright red or yellowish and have a black herringbone pattern.
When startled, these grasshoppers can fly for distances of 40 feet. Their flight is fast and even; they fly about a yard above the vegetation.
Similar species: This species can be difficult to distinguish from its close relatives without going into details of anatomical structures and form. If you need an exact identification, consult an expert.