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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Meadow Grasshopper

Chorthippus curtipennis (Harris)

Chorthippus curtipennis

Chorthippus curtipennis, the (marsh) meadow grasshopper, is found in moist grasses throughout Wyoming's mountains. At lower elevations it can be found associated with moist grasses along streams and irrigated meadows. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in late spring. Eggs may take more than one year to hatch at high elevations. Adults are present from July to September. It feeds on many species of grasses and sedges, including needle and thread, fescues, and blue grass. Any damage to forage from this species would be limited to mountain meadows and stream sides.
Ref: Pfadt 1989, Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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