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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Twostriped Grasshopper

Melanoplus bivittatus (Say) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 5-6.6 mm, Femur Length 2.7-3 mm, Antennal Segments 12-13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 7.4-10.4 mm, FL 3.9-4.3 mm, AS 17-18.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 9-14 mm, FL 5.7-8.4 mm, AS 19-22.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 15-21 mm, FL 8.5-12 mm, AS 23-24.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 20-27 mm, FL 12-14 mm, AS 24-26.

Fig. 10, Melanoplus bivittatus egg pod and several loose eggs.

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Adults of M. bivittatus

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus borealis

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus angustipennis

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