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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Gladston Grasshopper

Melanoplus gladstoni (Scudder)

Table 1. Population fluctuations (in numbers per square yard) of grasshoppers in a shortgrass prairie site, northeastern Colorado. (Adapted from Capinera and Thompson).

 

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

Melanoplus gladstoni

0.2

0.3

0.9

1.1

0.7

0.1

Assemblage of 5 common species

0.4

0.9

2.4

4.0

3.1

1.6

 

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