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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Northern Grasshopper

Melanoplus borealis (Fieber) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4-4.8 mm, Femur Length 2.2-2.6 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 5.6-6.5 mm, FL 3.1-3.7 mm, AS 15-17.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 7.2-8.9 mm, FL 4.5-5.1 mm, AS 18-20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 10.1-13.7 mm, FL 5.2-7 mm, AS 20-21.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 14-17.5 mm, FL 9.2-10.1 mm, AS 23-24.

Fig. 10, Melanoplus borealis borealis egg pod and exposed eggs of opened pod.

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Adults of M. borealis

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus bowditchi

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus bivittatus

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