One of the primitive appearing grasshoppers is called Green Fool Grasshopper. It is found in rolling sandy hills with little vegetation so the creek bed of Black Squirrel Creek is a good place to look for this uncommon species. Most striped slantfaced grasshoppers, of which this is one, feed on grasses but this species specializes on broad-leafed plants in the Borage Family such as the cryptantha, stickseeds and stoneseeds. In the northern parts of its range, Green Fool Grasshopper is entirely green but in the Chico area and the southern parts of its range green is interspersed with white blotches. The elevated round bump on its thorax makes identification easy.