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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Kiowa Grasshopper

Trachyrhachys kiowa (Thomas) 

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 4-4.3 mm, Femur Length 2.3-2.5 mm, Antennal Segments 9-11.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 4.9-5.9 mm, FL 3.1-3.4 mm, AS 12-13.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 5.8-7.9 mm, FL 3.6-4.5 mm, AS 14-15.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 7.6-12.1 mm, FL 4.7-6.5 mm, AS 16-18.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 11-16 mm, FL 7.8-9.4 mm, AS 20-21.

Fig. 10, Trachyrhachys kiowa egg pod and cluster of eggs in soil cell.

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Adults of T. kiowa

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Trimerotropis pallidipennis

Nymphs of Previous Species in Subfamily: Trachyrhachys aspera

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