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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Keeler Grasshopper

Melanoplus keeleri Thomas

Melanoplus keeleri

Melanoplus keeleri is most common in the Black Hills of northeast Wyoming where it prefers areas of sparsely forested prairies. It is never very abundant. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults were collected from late July to mid August. This grasshopper is a mixed feeder preferring forbs. Its economic importance in Wyoming is unknown.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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