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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Wrinkled Grasshopper

Hippiscus ocelote (Saussure)

Hippiscus ocelote

Hippiscus ocelote, the wrinkled grasshopper, is occasionally collected in eastern Wyoming. It is a common grasshopper in Nebraska. It prefers grassy areas in open woodlands. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in early summer. Adults are present in August and September. The species is a mixed feeder but it prefers grasses. Its uncommon occurrence prevents it from being a pest in Wyoming.
Ref: Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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