Chloealtis abdominalis is found in grasslands mixed with ponderosa
pines at moderate elevations in most of Wyoming's mountains. It is never
very abundant. Eggs are laid in rotted stumps or logs and hatch in the
spring. They feed on a variety of grasses but are never abundant enough
to damage forage production except in conjunction with other species.
Ref: Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.