Melanoplus femurrubrum

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Red-legged Grasshopper
Melanoplus femurrubrum 20070903.jpg
Quebec, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Melanoplinae
Genus: Melanoplus
Species: M. femurrubrum
Binomial name
Melanoplus femurrubrum
(De Geer, 1773)

The Red-legged Grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum) is a species of grasshopper belonging to the genus Melanoplus. It is found in Mexico, United States, and Canada.[1]


This grasshopper has a reddish-brown back, a greeny-yellow belly, and red hind legs, hence its binomial name femurrubrum (femur = thigh, rubrum = red). They are approximately 2.5 cm long (1 inch).


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