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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Dawson Grasshopper

Melanoplus dawsoni (Scudder)

Melanoplus dawsoni

Melanoplus dawsoni is a montane grasshopper that is common in dry forest openings. Isolated populations can be found along dry weedy stream beds at lower elevations. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults are most common in August. It is reported as a mixed feeder preferring forbs. Its economic significance is not known in Wyoming.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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