Melanoplus dawsoni is a montane grasshopper that is common in
dry forest openings. Isolated populations can be found along dry weedy
stream beds at lower elevations. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults are
most common in August. It is reported as a mixed feeder preferring forbs.
Its economic significance is not known in Wyoming.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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