We had lot of this critter around our yard during the summer. It looked like grasshopper, but really not. The black color part on this critter you see is its wings. Yes, it could fly and usually for a short distance.
I had no notion of getting close to this flying hopper so I had no idea if it bites or not. This particular one tried to blend itself with the colors of this rock.
If I came close, it would hop away; but if I came closer, it would fly and the wings spanning was beautiful to see. I don't know what it's called, so it became the "flying hopper" to us.
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