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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West

Entomology

Pseudopomala brachyptera (Scudder)

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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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