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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Crested-Keel Grasshopper

Acrolophitus hirtipes (Say)

Acrolophitus hirtipes (Say)

Acrolophitus hirtipes is a large green grasshopper found east of the Continental Divide. It is never abundant but can be found in weedy rangeland at 4,000 to 7,000 feet elevations. Eggs overwinter in the soil in Wyoming. Nymphs occur early in the spring with adults found in July and August. This species feeds on forbs and prefers plants from the Borage family. It does little if any economic damge to the rangelands of Wyoming.

Ref: Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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