Nature notes and photos from BC, Canada, mostly in the Lower Fraser Valley, Bella Coola, and Vancouver Island.
I suspect he's a type of spur-throated grasshopper--one of these http://bugguide.net/node/view/41866/bgpage or one of the others of the Melanoplus genus. Their larger body to wingspan ratio limits their maneuverability and duration of flight, flying only shallow curves and straight lines.
Yes, that's it. Thanks, Tim!
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