What species is an orange grasshopper (found it in our yard)?
Weld County Colorado
Most of the grasshoppers we are seeing right now are not adult grasshoppers and some are a light color. How big were the grasshoppers you saw? I have seen a few light colored ones, very small but gold or yellow orange. These are immature and will go to the regular color as they mature and grow. Hard to step on at this stage – they are fast and tiny. Let me know if you have any photos or need additional information. All of the insects are early this year so stay vigilant.
www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1447.html fact sheet on grasshoppers in Colorado
www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05556.html bacterial control of grasshoppers