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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Melanoplus complanatipes Scudder

Melanoplus complanatipes

Melanoplus complanatipes is an uncommon grasshopper found in the sagebrush desert of southwestern Wyoming. It may occur as far east as Wheatland. Its gray coloring is very similar to the color of dead sagebrush stems. Eggs are assumed to overwinter in the soil. All adults were captured in August. It is known to feed on big sagebrush.
Ref: Strohecker et al, 1968, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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