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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Packard Grasshopper

Melanoplus packardii Scudder

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4.6-5.6 mm, Femur Length 2.7-3.1 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 5.1-7.3 mm, FL 3.4-4.1 mm, AS 17-18.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 7.9-10 mm, FL 5.6-6 mm, AS 19-21.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 14-18.7 mm, FL 8.2-10.2 mm, AS 22-24.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 19-25.7 mm, FL 10.8-13.5 mm, AS 24-26.

Fig. 10, Melanoplus packardii egg pod and exposed eggs in bottom of broken pod.

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Adults of M. packardii

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus rugglesi

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus occidentalis

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