We hope you are as tickled by the name and appearance of this grasshopper as we were. This grasshopper is a type of slant-faced grasshopper (Subfamily Gomphocerinae). For many in this group the head appears rather pointed and has the face slanting backward from the top down. They are also disguised by their shape and are often striped to further their resemblance to grass. Like many grasshoppers, they like to play peek-a-boo, dodging to the opposite side of a grass blade at your approach. True to the first part of their name, the wings of the male extend two-thirds to three-quarters the length to the end of the abdomen, while in the females they extend one-half to one-third of the length. They range primarily across the north half of the United States and in Montana they are usually found in moist areas among Western Wheatgrass (Agropyron smithii), their chief host here. 
Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 7/18/20 in Arlee, MT.