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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Dawson Grasshopper

Melanoplus dawsoni (Scudder) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4.5-5.1 mm, Femur Length 2-2.4 mm, Antennal Segments 13-14.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 5-6.9 mm, FL 2.8-3.4 mm, AS 17-18.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 6.9-8.8 mm, FL 4.3-4.4 mm, AS 19-20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 8.7-12.5 mm, FL 5.3-7.4 mm, AS 21-23.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 10-13 mm, FL 7.3-8 mm, AS 22-24.

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

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Adults of M. dawsoni

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus devastator

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus confusus

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