Seaside Grasshopper Trimerotropis maritima (Harris, 1841)    Synonyms: Beach Grasshopper.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Orthoptera   >   Family Acrididae   >   Genus Trimerotropis   

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Seaside Grasshoppers are exquisitely camouflaged on sand, nearly vanishing into the background, unless they move or fly. This species is usually found at beaches, seashores, barrier islands, and sometimes in barren areas with extensive sand deposits. Seaside Grasshoppers normally go unnoticed until they flush underfoot, revealing yellow and black hindwings as they escape in flight.

There are 25 records in the project database.

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A Seaside Grasshopper on Assateague Island, Maryland (10/22/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Seaside Grasshopper in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/8/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Seaside Grasshopper in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Seaside Grasshopper in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/5/2016). Determined by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A nymph Seaside Grasshopper on Assateague Island, Maryland (8/4/2012). Photo by Tom Feild. (MBP list)

A Seaside Grasshopper nymph in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (6/1/2015). Determined by David J. Ferguson/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

Seaside Grasshopper in Calvert Co., Maryland (10/5/2019). No rights reserved. Photo by Andy Wilson via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Seaside Grasshopper in Calvert Co., Maryland (8/18/2020). (c) jtylerbell, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Seaside Grasshopper in Baltimore City, Maryland (11/28/2017). Verified by Brandon Woo. Photo by Jim Wilkinson. (MBP list)


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