Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Schistocerca rubiginosa (Harris, 1862) - Rusty Bird Locust



Male
Taxonomy
Family: Acrididae Subfamily: Cyrtacanthacridinae Tribe: CyrtacanthacridiniSynonym: Schistocerca alutacea rubiginosa
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google Images                                                                                  
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G3G5 [S3S4]
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Image Gallery for Schistocerca rubiginosa - Rusty Bird Locust

Recorded by: R. Newman; B. fleming
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: R. Newman
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Bo Sullivan, Todd Pusser
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Bo Sullivan, Todd Pusser
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Bo Sullivan, Todd Pusser
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Onslow Co.
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Recorded by: J. Brown
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Bo Sullivan, and Arno Schadt
New Hanover Co.
Comment: Male; note the nearly even posterior margin of the cercus, which contrasts with the more bifurcate condition in alutacea
Recorded by: E. Corey, J. Vann
New Hanover Co.
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Recorded by: ASH
Moore Co.
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