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Chloealtis conspersa, the sprinkled grasshopper, is common in small forest openings and low brush in the
Black Hills. It may also occur in the Big Horn and Medicine Bow Mountains. Eggs are
usually laid in soft wood on the ground but occasionally are laid in soil or dry dung.
Eggs overwinter and hatch in the spring. Adults are present from mid July to September.
They feed on grasses and are known to prefer blue grass. Their preference for wooded
areas prevents them from competing for rangeland forage.
Ref: Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.