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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Differential Grasshopper

Melanoplus differentialis (Thomas) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 5.3-6 mm, Femur Length 2.2-2.4 mm, Antennal Segments 12-14.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 5.2-6.8 mm, FL 3.4-3.6 mm, AS 14-17.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 9.4-12.6 mm, FL 5.0-5.1 mm, AS 19-20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 12-14 mm, FL 5.9-7.1 mm, AS 21-22.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 18-21.5 mm, FL 10.5-11 mm, AS 25-26.

Fig. 6, Sixth Instar BL 22-32 mm, FL 13-15.5 mm, AS 26.

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

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Adults of M. differentialis

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus femurrubrum

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus devastator

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