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Melanoplus lakinus is an uncommon grasshopper found in southeastern Wyoming. Localized populations can
be found in weedy vacant lots in suburban areas or other disturbed areas. Adults were
collected in late August during this survey. They feed exclusively on plants from
the Chenopodiaceae family and are known to eat Russianthistle and lambsquarter. This
species has no economic importance in Wyoming.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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