Xanthippus corallipes, the redshanked grasshopper, is found throughout
Wyoming in all grassland habitats from dry, low-elevation prairies to alpine
meadows. It would appear commonly in this survey if more collecting were
done in the spring and early summer. Eggs and nymphs can overwinter. At
lower elevations adults are most common in May or June. At higher elevations
adults are present through August. It feeds on grasses, but rarely do populations
expand and cause economic damage to rangelands.
Ref: Pfadt 1991, Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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