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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Carolina Grasshopper

Dissosteira carolina (Linnaeus) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 6.5-7 mm, Femur Length 3.5-3.8 mm, Antennal Segments 12-14.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 7.8-9.1mm, FL 3.7-4.2 mm, AS 15-16.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 8.8-13.5 mm, FL 4.6-7.3 mm, AS 18-20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar Males: BL 13-15 mm, FL 7.75 mm, AS 21-23. Females: BL 16-20.5 mm, FL 9.3-10.3 mm, AS 20-21.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar Females: BL 20.5-22.5 mm, FL 12-13.7 mm, AS 21-24.

Fig. 10, Dissosteira carolina egg pod and several exposed eggs.

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Adults of D. carolina

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Dissosteira longipennis

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Derotmema haydeni

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