Hippiscus ocelote, the wrinkled grasshopper, is occasionally
collected in eastern Wyoming. It is a common grasshopper in Nebraska. It
prefers grassy areas in open woodlands. Eggs overwinter in the soil and
hatch in early summer. Adults are present in August and September. The
species is a mixed feeder but it prefers grasses. Its uncommon occurrence
prevents it from being a pest in Wyoming.
Ref: Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.