image credit: rufulo Habitat: Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, western and central Texas and into Mexico Status: No conservation concerns
This grasshopper looks like it’s one of those “paint-by-numbers” projects with all those amazing colors! In reality though, it’s called a Rainbow Grasshopper or Painted Grasshopper (Dactylotum bicolor).
Below is what the nymph (baby) of the grasshopper looks like. Still just as pretty and cute! No ugly ducklings in this species.
God this guy is groovy.
image credit: sherylsmithrodgers.blogspot.com
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