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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Lakin Grasshopper

Melanoplus lakinus (Scudder)

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 3.9-4.2 mm, Femur Length 2.1-2.5 mm, Antennal Segments 12-13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 4.6-6.2 mm, FL 2.9-3.2 mm, AS 15-16.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 6.9-10 mm, FL 4.2-5.9 mm, AS 17-20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 10-14 mm, FL 5.8-7.5 mm, AS 19-21.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 12.5-14.7 mm, FL 7.5-9.4 mm, AS 21-23.

Fig. 10, Melanoplus lakinus egg pod and three exposed eggs.

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Adults of M. lakinus

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus occidentalis

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus kennicotti

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