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Species Xanthippus brooksi

v-marked grasshopper - Xanthippus brooksi
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Oedipodinae (Band-winged Grasshoppers)
Tribe Hippiscini
Genus Xanthippus
Species brooksi (Xanthippus brooksi)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xanthippus corallipes brooksi Vickery 1967; Type locality: Reindeer Depot, Mackenzie River Delta, Northwest Territories, Canada
Xanthippus brooksi (Vickery) Otte 1984
Should be watched for in adjacent areas in Alaska, Yukon, and Northwest Territories, U.S. & Canada.
Grassland areas
Nymphs likely any time; adults in spring; likely with two (or more) year life cycle.
Life Cycle
Apparently overwinters as nymphs with adults in spring / early summer. May have a multi-year life cycle, with nymphal stage lasting more than one season and perhaps with eggs also overwintering one or more years before they hatch. At this point this is supposition though.
Closely related to X. aquilonius and X. corallipes, and perhaps should be treated as a regional variant or subspecies of X. corallipes [as it was originally described], but not much is known about X. brooksi. Quite similar to some high elevation populations of X. corallipes found in the United States.