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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Carolina Grasshopper

Dissosteira carolina (Linnaeus)

Table 1. Mean percent dry weight of plant fragments in crops of adult Dissosteira carolina.

Food

Site 1

Site 2

Grasses

Agropyron

0.6

10.0

Andropogon

0.0

3.8

Bromus

98.3

8.5

Carex

0.0

7.9

Sporobolus cryptandrus

0.0

11.0

Sporobolus seed

0.0

0.2

Forbs

Atriplex

0.0

0.2

Kochia scoparia

1.1

32.3

Kochia seed

0.0

2.0

Salsola iberica

0.0

21.4

Seed sp.

0.0

0.6

Sphaeralcea coccinea

0.0

0.1

Feather

0.0

2.0

No. grasshopper crops

15

19

Site 1 Wyoming, Laramie Co. Pine Bluffs Rest Area, 4 September 1992, disturbed mixedgrass prairie, reseeded to smooth brome and crested wheatgrass. Site 2 Wyoming, Laramie Co. 11 miles west Pine Bluffs (R62W T14N Sec36 NW) 16 September 1992, disturbed mixedgrass prairie, invaded by weeds.

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