The Grizzly Spur-throat Grasshopper is found in eastern and central North America. Compared to other grasshoppers it is less often seen due to its habits, which are more arboreal than those of other species. It is found in forests and oak savannah and is fond of coniferous trees, especially pines.

Its markings are such that it blends in with tree bark and is easily overlooked. It is a sluggish grasshopper; it crawls rather than leaps, and depends on its camoflage coloring to escape notice.

Also called Pine Tree Spur-throat Grasshopper.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


Adults appear in late July or August, and it is found through September and October/November. In warmer southern areas its season is later: September-November (North Carolina) and July-January (Florida).

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