I think this is a two-striped grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus). This one was on the path next to my garden - undoubtedly his next stop as they are voracious eaters. The garden survived and produced as did this grasshopper - after all he did pose so prettily for me and that deserves some return. Sometimes I think I garden just as much for the photographic opportunities as the produce.
The world is an amazing place.
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