Hayden Grasshopper

Derotmema haydeni (Thomas)

Derotmema haydeni, the Hayden grasshopper, is found in the shortgrass prairies and desert areas of Wyoming. Populations diminish northeastward in the mixedgrass prairie. It prefers areas with patches of barren soil where its coloration blends with the soil. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in early June. Adults are present from mid July to September. This species is a mixed feeder of many species of forbs and grasses.
Ref: Pfadt 1991, Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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