Dactylotum bicolor, the pictured grasshopper, is an uncommon
species that occurs in sparse, weedy rangeland of eastern Wyoming. Most
of our records come from the lower Platte River Valley. Adults prefer loamy
of fine sandy soil for egg laying. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults
are present in late July and August. It is known to feed on forbs such
as globemallow and scurf pea. Because it is never abundant, beneficial
effects of weed feeding are limited.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.