Chortophaga viridifasciata, the greenstriped grasshopper, is
more common in Wyoming than this map indicates because it occurs early
in the spring. It is common among moist grasses along streams, rivers,
and in lawns. Mature nymphs overwinter and become adults in early spring.
Eggs are laid in May or June and hatch in late July. Its preferred foods
are grasses but it is known to eat some forbs. Any damage to forage would
be limited because of its localized habitat and early spring occurrene
Ref: Pfadt 1991, Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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