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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Whitecrossed Grasshopper

Aulocara femoratum Scudder

Table 1. Mean percent dry weight of plant fragments in crops of late nymphal and adult Aulocara femoratum collected during late morning in the mixedgrass prairie (Wyoming, Goshen County, T20N R60W Sec 3 NE).

Food Plant

Instars IV and V

Adult Males

Adult Females

needleleaf sedge

40

37

20

western wheatgrass

32

9

53

needleandthread

17

11

12

blue grama

4

23

1

buffalograss

1

19

9

red threeawn

5

0

0

Sandberg bluegrass

1

0

0

green needlegrass

0

0

5

number crops examined

23 22 16

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