Chortophaga viridifasciata var. australior (Rehn & Hebard) Blatchley, 1920
Southern Green-striped Grasshopper
Synonym(s): Chortophaga australior Rehn & Hebard, 1911
Found mainly in ruderal sites throughout Florida. The range extends throughout the southeastern coastal plain from Texas to North Carolina.
These grasshoppers occur in two forms, a green form and a brown form. Males are 23-30mm (9/10 to 1-3/16 in.) long and females are 28-38mm (1-1/10 to 1-1/2 in.) in length. The wings have two to three large spots along the leading edge of the forewings that may be either green or brown with much of the remainder dark brown. The hindwings have a muted smoky area instead of the bold black band of other Florida band-winged grasshoppers and the yellow area is faint or absent entirely. The hind legs typically have three dark spots on the femora and tibia that are brown or bluish green.
The australior subspcies of Chortophaga viridifasciata is the only one of this species found in Florida.
Chortophaga viridifasciata is a member of the Acrididae - Short-horned Grasshoppers family.
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Date record last modified: Nov 18, 2023