Melanoplus bowditchi, the sagebrush grasshopper, is known from
areas with sagebrush in eastern Wyoming. It is under reported on this map
because of difficulty in identification. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults
are present from July to September. It feeds exclusively on sagebrush and
may prefer sandsage. It is probably not abundant enough to affect sagebrush
distribution and abundance.
Ref: Pfadt 1991, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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