Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes
Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes
Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes
Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes
Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes
Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes

Migratory Grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes

The Migratory Grasshopper occurs thoroughout the United States and southern Canada, in weedy, disturbed environments. A significant crop pest, this species migrates en masse when the population density increases.

I photographed these grasshoppers on Blue Mountain and Hurricane Hill in Olympic National Park in mid September 2008. Image 5 shows a mating pair and 6 shows a nymph.