Wild Florida Photo - Arphia granulata - Southern yellow-winged grasshopper

Arphia granulata

Southern yellow-winged grasshopper

Florida native

Volusia Co. FL 08/31/14
Volusia Co. FL 08/31/14
Volusia Co. FL 08/31/14
Volusia Co. FL 08/31/14

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A common grasshopper of brushy fields, open woods, roadsides and sometimes grasslands in most of Florida. Seen year-round in north Florida, and during the winter in south Florida. The range extends throughout the southeastern coastal states from Mississippi to North Carolina.
Arphia granulata is the most frequently seen species of this genus in Florida. Males are 27-33mm (~1 to 1-1/4 in.) long and females typically measure 30-35mm (~1-1/8 to 1-3/8 in.). Overall light to dark brown, with various dark speckles. The hind tibiae are large with dark bands and are yellowish on the lower edge. The most distinctive feature is usually not seen when the grasshopper is at rest and are the yellow hindwings with a curved dark band at the tip.


Arphia granulata is a member of the Acrididae - Short-horned Grasshoppers family.

For more information on this species, visit the following link:
BugGuide.net page for this species

Date record last modified: Dec 11, 2019

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