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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Striped Sand Grasshopper

Melanoplus foedus Scudder

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 5.4 mm, Femur Length 3.2 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 5.7-7.8 mm, FL 3.4-4 mm, AS 16-18.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 8-13.1 mm, FL 5.8-8.4 mm, AS 19-23.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 14-16 mm, FL 9.5-10.5 mm, AS 23-25.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 18.2-20.2 mm, FL 12-13.5 mm, AS 25-26.

Fig. 10, Melanoplus foedus egg pod and three loose eggs.

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Adults of M. foedus

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus gladstoni

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus femurrubrum

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