Melanoplus lakinus is an uncommon grasshopper found in southeastern
Wyoming. Localized populations can be found in weedy vacant lots in suburban
areas or other disturbed areas. Adults were collected in late August during
this survey. They feed exclusively on plants from the Chenopodiaceae family
and are known to eat Russianthistle and lambsquarter. This species has
no economic importance in Wyoming.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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