The Zayante band-winged grasshopper is found in a small area of the
Santa Cruz Mountains known as the Zayante sand hills. These insects are
good fliers and known to fly three to seven feet while producing a
buzzing sound to avoid predators.
“ZAYANTE Band-winged Grasshopper“ e-Stamp
• fused glass – illustration printed as an archival pigment print, 100% rag paper
The primary threat to the species is loss of habitat due to human activities and alterations,
such as sand mining, urban and agricultural development.
Other threats include the introduction of non-native species, pesticides, and over collecting.
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THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS ENDANGERED!
One hundred trout are needed to support one man for a year.
The trout, in turn, must consume 90,000 frogs, that must consume 27 million
grasshoppers that live off of 1,000 tons of grass.
G. Tyler Miller, Jr.