High Plains Grasshopper

Dissosteira longipennis (Thomas)

Table 1. Recorded outbreaks of the High Plains grasshopper,Dissosteira longipennis (Thomas) and number of acres infested in the High Plains of North America (after Wakeland 1958).

Year

Years duration

Number infested acres

1891
1
256,000
1898-1901
4
unrecorded
1913
1
288,000
1921
1
40,320
1934
7
448,000
1935  
unrecorded
1936  
2,000,000
1937  
3,400,000
1938  
6,496,000
1939  
11,485,000
1940  
194,000

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