Red Grashopper

BEFORE YOU READ- THE ATTACHED OBSERVATION IS NOT OF THE SUBJECT. IT WILL BE EXPLAINED IN THE POST.

You're mentioned in this post because I have an grasshopper ID and I don't have a photo. This is completely unlike anything I've ever seen before. I have seen a lot of grasshoppers. I saw a large, locust-like grasshopper fly up from the grass, and it was black with yellow edges to its wings. But when I found it on the ground, it was big, and it was RED. This is very unusual, it was 1)Not vibrant red, but super vibrant for a grasshopper! Red-orange and 2) looked just like a Carolina locust in flight.

The attached observation is a much different grasshopper. This is not what I mean by red. This was redder and larger, and the red was darker.

Is this an unusual color morph of Carolina locust, or just something common I've never seen?

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פורסם על-ידי dannym dannym, ספטמבר 29, 2017 06:09 אחה"צ

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ספטמבר 29, 2017 11:12 AM CDT

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Carolina locust can be surprisingly variable in main colour. If you saw a large locust with black wings, and the yellowish margin then it was that species. I've seen red ones in Canada, as well as grey, brown and anything inbetween.

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פורסם על-ידי silversea_starsong לפני כמעט 5 שנים (סמן)

I found a Carolina in Montana back in August that was rather orangey in color.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/7669186

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I agree, must have been a D. carolina with those wing colors

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+1 for D. carolina

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