Flabellate Grasshopper

Melanoplus occidentalis (Thomas)

Fig. 1, First instar Body Length 3.8-4.9 mm, Femur Length 2.6-2.9 mm, Antennal Segments 13.

Fig. 2, Second instar BL 5.7-6.5 mm, FL 3.6-3.9 mm, AS 15-16.

Fig. 3, Third Instar BL 6.1-8.6 mm, FL 4.5-5.6 mm, AS 18-19.

Fig. 4, Fourth Instar BL 9.4-13.3 mm, FL 6.8-7.4 mm, AS 21.

Fig. 5, Fifth Instar BL 15-16.5 mm, FL 8.4-10.2 mm, AS 22.

Fig. 10, Melanoplus occidentalis egg pod and four eggs.

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Adults of M. occidentalis

Nymphs of Next Species in Subfamily: Melanoplus packardii

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