Another Denver Broncos Fan
Painted Grasshoppers ( Dactylotum bicolor (Thomas)) are known for their impressive coloring. This one was spotted in SE Colorado near the Purgotorie River on a bioblitz rapid ecological assessment trip earlier this year.
Oh and GO BRONCOS!!!
PS, I know you all are joking, but in case anyone truly doubts the colors are real, here's the hopper in a field guide ( http://bugguide.net/node/view/64176 ) .
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