A bright flash of orange had us in chase and capture mode. The grasshopper had eluded us once before, but this time we were ready -- armed with a butterfly net!
Orange-winged Grasshopper, Pardalophora phoenicoptera
This grasshopper is beautiful in shades of green and gray, but it's hiding some colorful secrets.
Bright orange underwings....
and bright blue inner thighs.
Many thanks to Mr. Swamp for holding the hopper and making it reveal its secrets! He has a gentle touch and the critter was released unharmed.