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Chorthippus curtipennis, the (marsh) meadow grasshopper, is found in moist grasses throughout Wyoming's mountains.
At lower elevations it can be found associated with moist grasses along streams and
irrigated meadows. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in late spring. Eggs may
take more than one year to hatch at high elevations. Adults are present from July
to September. It feeds on many species of grasses and sedges, including needle and
thread, fescues, and blue grass. Any damage to forage from this species would be limited
to mountain meadows and stream sides.
Ref: Pfadt 1989, Otte 1981, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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