Short-horned grasshoppers are a form of summer clutter. They pop up from the hot places and flutter a few metres, then drop and disappear.
They're hard to photograph: nervous and small, mostly linear, and rarely at a helpful angle. In the bright sun, where they are most active, they cast dark shadows. On the wrong side they're more shadow than bug.
Some have a band near the wing margins, and are known, sensibly, as band-winged grasshoppers. They crepitate--snap crackle pop-- as they fly, the sound of summer heat in vacant lots and along railway beds.