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Differential Grasshopper

Melanoplus differentialis

Description:

Family: Acrididae. Subfamily: Melanoplinae. Genus: Melanoplus. Adult male length: 26-37 mm. Adult female length: 34-50 mm. Estimate length of this grasshopper is around 35 mm. Coloring: Brownish/green with blackish grooves on the pronotum (foremost of the 3 segments in the thorax.) Yellow antennae. Variety of foods including ragweed and sunflowers. Considered an agricultural pest in great numbers.

Habitat:

Meadow with abundant weeds and flowers.


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Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 4 years ago

nice capture Carol.....

penna, USA

Lat: 40.84, Long: -75.64

Spotted on Aug 19, 2014
Submitted on Oct 1, 2014

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