Carolina Grasshopper Dissosteira carolina (Linnaeus, 1758)  

Description:

Black hindwings with wide, cream terminal bands are diagnostic. In flight, this species can remind observers of a Mourning Cloak butterfly.

There are 85 records in the project database.

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A male Carolina Grasshopper in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/6/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Grasshopper in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/26/2014). Photo by Mark Johnson. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/11/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/4/2017). Photo by Jane Kostenko. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Grasshopper in Harford Co., Maryland (9/6/2014). The black wing with a pale border is distinctive for this species. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper found by students at Jemicy School in Baltimore Co., Maryland (9/26/2013). Verified by Brandon Woo. Photo by Emily Stanley. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper in Worcester Co., Maryland (7/26/2014). Verified by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Grasshopper ovipositing in Harford Co., Maryland (10/12/2014). Photo by Joshua Jones. (MBP list)

A male Carolina Grasshopper in Howard Co., Maryland (8/16/2014). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

A male Carolina Grasshopper in Charles Co., Maryland (10/27/2014). Photo by Jeff Culler. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper nymph in Worcester County, Maryland (7/12/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper nymph in Wicomico Co., Maryland (7/26/2008). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A female Carolina Grasshopper nymph in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (5/31/2015). Tentatively identified by David J. Ferguson/BugGuide. Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper nymph with shed exoskeleton in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/8/2014). Photo by Brandon Woo. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper nymph in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/15/2015). Determined by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper nymph in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/1/2016). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper nymph in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/9/2011). Photo by Rod Burley. (MBP list)

A male Carolina Grasshopper in Cecil Co., Maryland (6/25/2018). Determined by Brandon Woo/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

A male Carolina Grasshopper with mite infestation in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/12/2012). Per Richard, "The red blobs are the parasitengone larvae of Erythraeid Mites (family Erythraeidae). If you enlarge the photograph you can see that the mites are attached along the wing veins and are engorging themselves on the blood of the grasshopper. Once full the mites will drop off the grasshopper much as an engorged tick would on a human. The grasshopper was paying a price for being infested with these mites -- it was only about 2/3rds the size of a normal Carolina Grasshopper." Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

A Carolina Grasshopper nymph in Carroll Co., Maryland (7/8/2014). Photo by Anna Letaw. (MBP list)


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