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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Orangelegged Grasshopper

Spharagemon equale (Say) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4.8-5.9 mm, Femur Length 3-3.2 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 6.6-8.5 mm, FL 3.8-4.9 mm, AS 15-17.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 9-10 mm, FL 5.1-6.1 mm, AS 18-20.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 10.5-15 mm, FL 6-7.8 mm, AS 20-21.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar Males: BL 15.8-19.7 mm, FL 9.2-10 mm, AS 23.
Females: BL 19-24 mm, FL 10-11.6 mm, AS 23-24.

Fig. 10, Spharagemon equale egg pod and part of a recently laid clutch of eggs. Note definitive egg color of two eggs showing through top left of pod.

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Adults of S. equale

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Trachyrhachys aspera

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Spharagemon collare

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