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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Sagebrush Grasshopper

Melanoplus bowditchi Scudder


Melanoplus bowditchi, the sagebrush grasshopper, is known from areas with sagebrush in eastern Wyoming. It is under reported on this map because of difficulty in identification. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults are present from July to September. It feeds exclusively on sagebrush and may prefer sandsage. It is probably not abundant enough to affect sagebrush distribution and abundance.
Ref: Pfadt 1991, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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