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
Ref: Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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