All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<em>Arphia pseudontoniana</em>
Las Cruces, NM
Oct. 4, 2008

We got quite a surprise when this grasshopper flew away, it had bright red flight wings which are probably a deterrent to predators. We saw this one on the Pine Tree Trail on the east side...
Arphia pseudontoniana
Las Cruces, NM
Oct. 4, 2008

We got quite a surprise when this grasshopper flew away, it had bright red flight wings which are probably a deterrent to predators. We saw this one on the Pine Tree Trail on the east side of the Organ Mountains. The following photo shows the grasshopper with open wings.

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