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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Pasture Grasshopper

Melanoplus confusus Scudder

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 3.6-5.6 mm, Femur Length 2.8-3 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 6.8-7.7 mm, FL 3.9-4.3 mm, AS 16-17.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 7.1-8.1 mm, FL 5.1-5.3 mm, AS 20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 9.1-13 mm, FL 6.8-7.9 mm, AS 21-22.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 14.5-16 mm, FL 9-10.8 mm, AS 24.

Fig. 9, Melanoplus confusus egg pod and four loose eggs.

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Adults of M. confusus

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus dawsoni

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus bruneri

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