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    1 - Nisquallia olympica adult female.

    09/14/2007 Obstruction Point Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    2 - Nisquallia olympica adult female.

    08/04/2009 Obstruction Point Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    3 - Nisquallia olympica adult female.

    08/26/2009 Obstruction Point Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    4 - Nisquallia olympica adult female.

    10/06/2009 Obstruction Point Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    5 - Nisquallia olympica adult female.

    08/14/2008 Obstruction Point Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    6 - Nisquallia olympica adult female.

    09/29/2011 Obstruction Point Area, Olympic National Park, Washington

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    7 - Nisquallia olympica adult female underside.

    10/01/2009 in a terrarium

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    8 - Nisquallia olympica adult female, Figures 5 and 6 from “Two New Melanoploid Genera (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae) from the Western United States” James A. G. Rehn, 1952
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    9 - Nisquallia olympica adult female, Figure 315 from How to Know the Grasshoppers, Crickets, Cockroaches and Their Allies, Jacques R. Helfer, 1963

Nisquallia olympica females range in color from dark slate gray through lighter gray, mottled brown, olive and orange. Some of the color variation may be related to how recently they’ve molted, but grasshoppers in the group Nisquallia is a member of are known for color variation.

The Rehn paper introducing Nisquallia olympica as a new species includes two photos of a female. How to Know the Grasshoppers, Crickets, Cockroaches and Their Allies contains a figure, probably drawn from the photo in the Rehn paper.

 

“Two New Melanoploid Genera (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae) from the Western United States” James A. G. Rehn, Transactions of the American Entomological Society (1890-), Vol. 78, No. 2 (Jun., 1952), pp. 101-115. (See JSTOR link Available to read onlline with a free account.)

Jacques R. Helfer, How to Know the Grasshoppers, Crickets, Cockroaches and Their Allies, p. 195, Wm. C. Brown, 1963 (republished in 1987 by Dover)