Melanoplus angustipennis, the narrowwinged sand grasshopper,
is found throughout eastern Wyoming and is most common in the lower Platte
River Valley. It prefers areas with sandy soil and is often common in disturbed
sites such as Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands. Eggs overwinter
in the soil and hatch in early summer. Adults are most common in August.
This species is a mixed feeder on many different forbs and grasses. Although
it can be numerous it usually does not cause significant economic damage
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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