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Green-streak Grasshopper (Hesperotettix viridis)

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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 Green-streak Grasshopper (Hesperotettix viridis). 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.

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Documented locations of Hesperotettix viridis in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2S3
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY

Species guidance

Identification: A medium-sized green grasshopper with orange bands on the femurs, blue-green tibias, and a slanted face. The narrow wings do not reach the end of the abdomen.

Similar Species: Hesperotettix speciosa has less colorful legs and a more colorful pronotum. Hypochlora alba is the only other small green, though gray-green, adult and yet to be found in the state.

State Distribution: Western Uplands.

Global Distribution: The species ranges from central Mexico to British Columbia and western Ontario across the US, possibly with the exception of the most northeastern states. Subspecies H. v. pratensis covers the northern portion of the range south to Oklahoma.

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Last revised: Thursday, January 10, 2019