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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Migratory Grasshopper

Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius)

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4-6 mm, Femur Length 2-2.9 mm, Antennal Segments 12-13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 6-8 mm, FL 3-4.3 mm, AS 15-17.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 8-11 mm, FL 5.5-6.1 mm, AS 18-20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 11-16 mm, FL 7.6-8.6 mm, AS 21-22.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 16-23 mm, FL 10-13 mm, AS 22-24.

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

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Adults of M. sanguinipes

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Oedaleonotus enigma

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus rugglesi

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