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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Whitewhiskered Grasshopper

Ageneotettix deorum (Scudder)

Ageneotettix deorum, the whitewhiskered grasshopper, is found widely in Wyoming rangelands, but is most common in the shortgrass and mixedgrass prairies of eastern Wyoming. The eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in late May or early June. Adults are found in July, August, and early September. It feeds on many species of grasses and sedges, and where this species is abundant it causes extensive damgae to rangeland forage. Control measures are often necessary when this species reaches high densities.
Ref: Pfadt 1989, Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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