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I came across the following grasshopper this afternoon while walking to my car. It was initially resting amongst some fallen tree leaves, but as I got closer to my car I must have startled it, as it then ran to the tree, and is also how I noticed it.

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It was calm enough for me to temporarily hold it in a cut-in-half water bottle, and I was able to take a few more pictures, and record a brief video. Afterwards, I released the grasshopper back into the grass and it promptly flew away. :)

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When searching for its species, I was only able to find a dessert grasshopper, Trimerotropis pallidipennis, but I live in KY, and not out west, so I don't think that's it.

Can someone ID this for me please?

Location: Central KY, USA.

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You've found a Dissosteira carolina or carolina locust. I'm not completely sure, but I think this is a male. They are quite common in North America.

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idtools.org/id/grasshoppers/factsheet Dissosteira carolina uwyo.edu: Dissosteira carolina

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes, this is it! Thank you. $\endgroup$ – Charles Oct 5 '17 at 0:13

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