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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Alpine Grasshopper

Melanoplus alpinus (Scudder)

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4.5-5.2 mm, Femur Length 2.3-2.6 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 5.1-7 mm, FL 3.3-3.9 mm, AS 15.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 8.1-9.2 mm, FL 5-5.4 mm, AS 17-18.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 9.2-12 mm, FL 6.6-7.7 mm, AS 18-21.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 13-15 mm, FL 8.4-10.3 mm, AS 21-23.

Fig. 10, Melanoplus alpinus egg pod and exposed eggs.

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Adults of M. alpinus

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus angustipennis

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Hypochlora alba

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