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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Greenstriped Grasshopper

Chortophaga viridifasciata (DeGeer)

Chortophaga viridifasciata

Chortophaga viridifasciata, the greenstriped grasshopper, is more common in Wyoming than this map indicates because it occurs early in the spring. It is common among moist grasses along streams, rivers, and in lawns. Mature nymphs overwinter and become adults in early spring. Eggs are laid in May or June and hatch in late July. Its preferred foods are grasses but it is known to eat some forbs. Any damage to forage would be limited because of its localized habitat and early spring occurrene in Wyoming.
Ref: Pfadt 1991, Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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