Coral-winged Grasshopper (Pardalophora apiculata)

Coral-winged Grasshopper (Pardalophora apiculata) © Mathew L. Brust (iNaturalist)

The Coral-winged Grasshopper is found across southern Canada and south to New Mexico, Oklahoma, Missouri, North Carolina. In these areas look for it in forest clearings with grasses, old fields, cropland/hedgerows, savanna, and sand prairies. Nearly always found where the soil is very sandy.

Ross Bell recorded a preserved specimen at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, VT; however, it cannot be located and may no longer be at the Museum.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


Overwinters as nymphs that hatched the previous summer/autumn. Adults mature in early spring, with the actual date depending on elevation and/or latitude (mostly April or May, sometimes March; some places as late as June). Adults in most regions are gone before July, but in north and in mountains may survive into July. Rarely seen after June or July. (BugGuide)

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Vermont Distribution

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