Melanoplus bruneri is common in the lower- and mid-elevation
areas of the mountains of Wyoming. It prefers areas of sparsely timbered
prairie or dry mountain meadows. Eggs overwinter in the soil and at high
elevations may take two years to hatch. Adults are present from July to
September. This species is probably a mixed feeder with little economic
importance in Wyoming. There have been reports of damage to mountain grasslands
in Canada and in the United States.
Ref: Gurney and Brooks 1959, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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