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Handsome Grasshopper (Syrbula admirabilis)


Overview

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State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Handsome Grasshopper (Syrbula admirabilis). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Documented locations of Syrbula admirabilis in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS1S2
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


Identification: Large, long-winged grasshopper with strongly slanted head, variable in color from brown to green but with a distinctive line of spots along the forewings. A white marking behind the eye and along the lower edge of pronotum in the male. Antennae slightly clavate. Hind femur with a pale band near the knee.

Similar Species: Stethophyma spp. and Mermeria bivittatus are also large but not similarly marked.

Habitat: High quality prairie bluffs in western Wisconsin.

State Distribution: Southwest corner of the state.

Global Distribution: Mexico across southeastern US and north to Iowa, Wisconsin Michigan, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Phenology: August and September.

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Photos/Video

Photos


Handsome Grasshopper

Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper)

Photo by Kathryn Kirk, WDNR.

Handsome Grasshopper

Syrbula admirabilis (Handsome Grasshopper)

Photo by Kathryn Kirk, WDNR.


Last revised: Tuesday, November 28, 2017