A species of Spurthroated Grasshopper in the genus Melanoplus. We always say “there’s always more to learn” in regard to the insect world. Admittedly, grasshopper identification is not our strong point. It appears that this one may have recently molted, as its markings are pretty faint (they will darken as the new exoskeleton hardens). Based on the long wings and faint markings, our best guess as to exact species is the Migratory Grasshopper (Melanoplus sanguinipes). Photo by Glenn Marangelo on 8/27/17 in Missoula, MT.