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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Pseudopomala brachyptera (Scudder)


Pseudopomala brachyptera is most common in Wyoming's northeast but may occur wherever areas with taller grasses are found. In Cheyenne it was collected from a vacant lot with taller grasses along Crow Creek. The eggs overwinter in the soil and adults are present from mid July through August. Although it is a grass feeder, low populations and limited habitat area prevent this grasshopper from damaging rangelands except in conjunction with other species.
Ref: Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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