Melanoplus dodgei is a small short-winged grasshopper collected
only from the Laramie Mountains in Wyoming, but it probably occurs in other
mountains in the state. It is found in areas of coarse grass, rocks, and
pine trees. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in May or June. Adults
are present in August. It is a mixed feeder causing no economic damage
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.