Orange Grasshopper

Asked June 8, 2015, 9:40 AM EDT

What species is an orange grasshopper (found it in our yard)?

Weld County Colorado grasshoppers

1 Response

Dear Anonymous

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.

Thanks,

Janene Willey

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