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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Velvetstriped Grasshopper

Eritettix simplex (Scudder)

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 6.6-7.5 mm, Femur Length 3.3-3.9 mm, Antennal Segments 13-14.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 8.1-8.8 mm, FL 4.5-5.5 mm, AS 16-18.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 8.5-10.2 mm, FL 4.9-6.1 mm, AS 18-21.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 11.2-13.2 mm, FL 6.3-7.6 mm, AS 20-22.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 12-18.5 mm, FL 7.5-10.4 mm, AS 23-24.

Fig. 8, Dorsal view of first instar.

Fig. 10, Eritettix simplex egg pod and loose eggs.

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Adults of E. simplex

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Mermiria bivittata

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Cordillacris occipitalis

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