Melanoplus gladstoni is underreported in this survey because
it appears as adults late in the summer. This grasshopper is common throughout
the shortgrass and mixedgrass prairies of eastern Wyoming. Eggs overwinter
in the soil and hatch in late June. Adults are present from late August
to October. It feeds primarily on forbs but will feed on some grass. Benefits
to rangelands are possible given its preference for forbs but its exact
economic impact is not known in Wyoming.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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