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Differential grasshopper

Melanoplus differentialis

Description:

"The young will feed upon various grains, alfalfa and hay crops while the adults will attack the corn, cotton and deciduous fruit crops. A single swarm can often deplete a younger crop to nothing in a matter of a few days. Because this species has a tendency to stay in large swarms while eating, it is a serious issue for farmers in most of its range."

Notes:

We've had a bounty of these grasshoppers this year, I've never seen so many.

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2 Comments

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 7 years ago

Thank you so much, I appreciate that!

wildsweld
wildsweld 7 years ago

Wow Cheryl Lee, your photos are amazing - so wonderful to view! Looking forward to see many more!

Cheryl Lee
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Cheryl Lee

Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Oct 1, 2013
Submitted on Oct 1, 2013

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