Grasshopper & Beetle ID?

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Grasshopper & Beetle ID?

Post by Noah M » March 30th, 2015, 5:20 pm

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Re: Grasshopper ID?

Post by Noah M » March 30th, 2015, 5:31 pm

Or these two?

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The beetle was found in the same area as the grasshopper above, but under some wood. It would play dead when touched, then after a moment come back to life and start to crawl away. While taking pictures of it, this fly came in and landed on it. I'd be curious to know about the fly too.

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Re: Grasshopper & Beetle ID?

Post by Daniel D Dye » April 3rd, 2015, 10:24 am

The beetle is a Darkling Beetle, probably Polypleurus perforatus, Noah.

The fly looks to be a Flesh fly.

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Re: Grasshopper & Beetle ID?

Post by Noah M » April 21st, 2015, 9:17 am

Thanks!

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