Rare or Extinct bug

Asked August 18, 2019, 8:17 PM EDT

I found a bug thats has butterfly wings grasshopper body and moth face. I've looked it up through photo on Google and it came back as so many different things. I searched so long and finally found the same thing and its posted on this site but y'all wrote it off as just a grasshopper which it isn't. It's a little discombobulated but it shouldbe fine. I will send you my personal location if you would like a professional to come out and see it in person.

Washington County Ohio carolina locust dissosteira carolina

1 Response

Sorry to say, but I am afraid that there is nothing special about the grasshopper that you have found. It is the very common Carolina locust (Dissosteira carolina). It is interesting as how well it is camouflaged at least until it flies. They are frequently found on country roads where they blend in with the dust, dirt and gravel until they fly and they expose their hind pair of wings which are black and edged in yellow. Here are a couple of links to additional information: https://bugguide.net/node/view/172151

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissosteira_carolina