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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Mottled Sand Grasshopper

Spharagemon collare (Scudder) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4.5-5.8 mm, Femur Length 2.6-3 mm, Antennal Segments 10-11.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 3.6-4.1 mm, FL 3.6-4.1 mm, AS 14-15.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 8.2-12 mm, FL 5.2-6.2 mm, AS 17-19.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 11-14.7 mm, FL 6.6-7.8 mm, AS 20-22.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar Males: BL 15.2-15.5 mm, FL 9-9.7 mm, AS 22-23.
Females: BL 17.5-21.5 mm, FL 11-12 mm, AS 23.

Fig. 10, Spharagemon collare egg pod and several exposed eggs.

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Adults of S. collare

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Spharagemon equale

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Metator pardalinus

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