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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Redlegged Grasshopper

Melanoplus femurrubrum (DeGeer)

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4-5.6 mm, Femur Length 1.9-2.4 mm, Antennal Segments 12-14.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 6.2-7.2 mm, FL 3.1-3.4 mm, AS 15-16.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 7.4-9.7 mm, FL 4.6-5.4 mm, AS 18-19.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 10-15.5 mm, FL 7.2-9.0 mm, AS 22-24.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 16.5-22.5 mm, FL 9.5-11.5 mm, AS 24-26.

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

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Adults of M. femurrubrum

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus foedus

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