Short-wing Green Grasshopper (Dichromoprha viridis)

Origin: North America
Sighted at: My apartment @ Hill Country, Austin, Texas

The little patch of lawn next to my apartment building has a big reservoir next to it. The reservoir is mostly overrun with weeds and other “pest” plants. It was recently cleared, however, and so I eagerly jumped in to see what secrets the foliage had been hiding for all these months. I found three tennis balls and a grasshopper!

The Short-wing Green Grasshopper (I THINK that’s what this is… I could be wrong, but it seems likely) is a relatively common grasshopper, and it found across all of North America.