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Gray Bird Grasshopper

Scientific Name: 
Schistocera nitens

These grasshoppers are the largest local species and may be found feeding on a variety of food plants throughout the garden.  They prefer to eat leaves rather than flower parts and with their gray body color easily blend in with the twigs upon which they rest.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Garden Location: 
Garden Wide
Schistocera nitens is large and gray
Schistocera nitens has large hind legs
Schistocera nitens is found on a variety of plants
Viewing Months: 
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