Whitecrossed Grasshopper

Aulocara femoratum Scudder

Aulocara femoratum, the whitecrossed grasshopper, is found in Wyoming's shortgrass and mixedgrass prairies. It is more common in the northeast and becomes rare in the southwest deserts. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in June, usually several weeks later than A. elliotti. Adults are present from mid July to September. It feeds primarily on grasses and can cause economic damge to forage, usually in conjunction with other grass feeders.
Ref: Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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