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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Carolina Grasshopper

Dissosteira carolina (Linnaeus)

Dissosteira carolina

Dissosteira carolina, the Carolina grasshopper, is found throughout Wyoming in areas disturbed by humans. It is common in farmyards, field margins, roadsides, and vacant lots in towns. The yellow-edged black hindwing is diagnostic in identifying this grasshopper. Eggs overwinter in the soil and adults are present from mid July to September. It is a mixed feeder on forbs and grasses, but because of its low densities and preferred habitat it does little damage to rangeland forage.
Ref: Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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