Dactylotum bicolor

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Dactylotum bicolor
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Melanoplinae
Tribe: Dactylotini
Genus: Dactylotum
Species: D. bicolor
Binomial name
Dactylotum bicolor
Charpentier, 1843

Dactylotum bicolor, also known as the Rainbow Grasshopper, Painted Grasshopper, or the Barber Pole Grasshopper, is a species of grasshopper, and the only presently-recognized member of its genus. It is found in shortgrass prairie and desert grasslands throughout the Western Great Plains of the United States (and southern Canada), southward to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and into northern Mexico. It is known as the "beautiful grasshopper", due to its remarkable clothes.[1]

  1. ^ Thiret, Beth (9 September 2010). "Ugh: What to do about Grasshoppers". The Recorder (Berthoud, Colorado). Archived from the original on 28 December 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. .