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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Sagebrush Grasshopper

Melanoplus bowditchi (Scudder)

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 3.9-6.1 mm, Femur Length 2.4-2.5 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 6.7-7.5 mm, FL 4.2 mm, AS 18.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 9.4 mm, FL 5.1 mm, AS -.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 12-14 mm, FL 7.4-8 mm, AS 20-21.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 14.5-20.5 mm, FL 10-12 mm, AS 22-24.

Fig. 9, Melanoplus bowditchi egg pod showing exposed eggs in bottom half of pod.

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Adults of M. bowditchi

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus bruneri

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus borealis

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