GRASSHOPPERS OF COLORADO

BIOLOGY OF COMMON COLORADO GRASSHOPPERS

The following compilation of biological information on grasshoppers will provide the user with specific information on description, seasonal history, distribution, host plant preferences and damage potential.  Additional information is available in the references cited. Most species have been known by several scientific names over the last 100 years, but no attempt is made to provide complete synonymy. Synonymy is provided only if there is considerable recent literature that employs a former scientific name. Included in this compilation is biological information on all common Colorado grasshoppers; those not included are rare in Colorado or poorly known.
{Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers contains fact sheets about many of the species in Colorado. Whenever appropriate, links are provided to these fact sheets.  Please keep in mind that these links are one-way (Dr. Pfadt's fact sheets do not have links to the Grasshoppers of Colorado) and that you will have to use your browser's Back button to get back to the Grasshoppers of Colorado page that you linked from.}

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Acrolophitus hirtipes (Say)
Aeoloplides turnbulli (Caudell)
Aeropedellus clavatus (Thomas)
Ageneotettix deorum (Scudder)
Amphitornus coloradus (Thomas)
Anabrus simplex (Haldeman)
Arphia conspersa (Scudder)
Arphia pseudonietana (Thomas)
Aulocara elliotti (Thomas)
Aulocara femoratum (Scudder)
Boopedon nubilum (Say)
Brachystola magna (Girard)
Camnula pellucida (Scudder)
Ceuthophilus and related spp.
Chloealtis conspersa (Harris)
Chorthippus curtipennis (Harris)
Chortophaga viridifasciata (DeGeer)
Circotettix rabula Rhen and Hebard
Cordillacris crenulata (Bruner)
Cordillacris occipitalis (Thomas)
Cratypedes neglectus (Thomas)
Dactylotum bicolor (Thomas)
Derotmema haydeni (Thomas)
Dissosteira carolina (Linneaus)
Dissosteira longipennis (Thomas)
Encoptolophus sordidus (Burmeister)
Eritettix simplex (Thomas)
Gryllus spp.
Hadrotettix trifasciatus (Say)
Heliaula rufa (Scudder)
Hesperotettix speciosus (Scudder)
Hesperotettix viridis (Scudder)
Hippiscus ocelote (Saussure)
Hypochlora alba (Dodge)
Melanoplus alpinus Scudder (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus angustipennis (Dodge)
Melanoplus bivittatus (Say)
Melanoplus borealis (Fieber) (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus bowditchi Scudder
Melanoplus bruneri Scudder (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus confusus Scudder
Melanoplus dawsonii (Scudder) (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus differentialis (Thomas)
Melanoplus dodgei (Thomas)
Melanoplus fasciatus (Walker)
Melanoplus femurrubrum (DeGeer)
Melanoplus flavidus Scudder
Melanoplus foedus (Scudder)
Melanoplus gladstoni Scudder
Melanoplus infantilis (Scudder)
Melanoplus keeleri (Thomas) (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus kennicotti Scudder (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Melanoplus lakinus (Scudder)
Melanoplus occidentalis (Thomas)
Melanoplus packardii Scudder
Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius)
Mermiria bivittata (Serville)
Mermiria picta (Walker)
Mermiria texana Bruner
Mestobregma plattei (Thomas)
Metator pardalinus (Saussure)
Oecanthus spp.
Oedaleonotus enigma (Scudder) (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Opeia obscura (Thomas)
Orphulella speciosa (Scudder) (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Paropomala wyomingensis (Thomas)
Phlibostroma quadrimaculatum (Thomas)
Phoetaliotes nebrascensis (Thomas)
Psoloessa delicatula (Scudder)
Schistocerca alutacea Scudder
Spharagemon collare (Scudder)
Spharagemon equale (Say)
Stenobothrus brunneus Thomas (Fact Sheet from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers)
Trachyrhachys aspera (Scudder)
Trachyrhachys kiowa (Thomas)
Trimerotropis campestris McNeill
Trimerotropis cincta (Thomas)
Trimerotropis latifasciata Scudder
Trimerotropis melanoptera McNeill
Trimerotropis pallidipennis (Burmeister)
Trimerotropis pistrinaria Saussure
Trimerotropis verruculatus Scudder
Tropidolophus formosus (Say)
Xanthippus corallipes Haldeman

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