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Grasshoppers of Wyoming and the West


Melanoplus oregonensis (Thomas)

Melanoplus oregonensis

Melanoplus oregonensis is a common grasshopper in the mountains of northwest Wyoming. It probably occurs in the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre Ranges but has not yet been collected there. This species occurs in areas of high-altitude sagebrush and grasses, dry forest meadows, and alpine tundra. Its life cycle and feeding habits are not known in Wyoming, but adults are present in August and September. It can be quite numerous but its economic significance in Wyoming is unknown.
Ref: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

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