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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Dodge's Spur-Throat Grasshopper

Melanoplus dodgei (Thomas)

Melanoplus dodgei

Melanoplus dodgei is a small short-winged grasshopper collected only from the Laramie Mountains in Wyoming, but it probably occurs in other mountains in the state. It is found in areas of coarse grass, rocks, and pine trees. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in May or June. Adults are present in August. It is a mixed feeder causing no economic damage in Wyoming.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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