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Melanoplus foxi Hebard, 1923 (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae): Rediscovered After Almost 60 Years ...
By Derek A. Woller, Jovonn Hill
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 141: 545-57, 2015
full title: Melanoplus foxi Hebard, 1923 (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae): Rediscovered After Almost 60 Years Using Historical Field Notes Connected to Curated Specimens
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Guide to the Grasshoppers of Wisconsin
By Kathryn Kirk and Charles R. Bomar
Bureau of Integrated Science Services, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 2005
The booklet is now out of print but is available as a 17MB download in PDF format.

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/es/science/publications/ss1008_2005.htm

Locust: The Devastating Rise And Mysterious Disappearance Of The Insect That Shaped The American Frontier
By Jeffrey A. Lockwood
Basic Books, 2004
An interesting work that gives an extensive historical and social background on this species.
ISBN-13: 978-0738208947
A review is here.

Revision of the Alutacea Group of genus Schistocerca (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae).
By Song, H.J.
Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(3): 420-436., 2004
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Song, H.J. 2004. Revision of the Alutacea Group of Genus Schistocerca (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Cyrtacanthacridinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(3): 420-436.

ABSTRACT The North American Alutacea Group of the genus Schistocerca is revised based on phylogenetic analysis and morphological comparison. Phylogenetic analysis suggests that Schistocerca alutacea sensu Dirsh is paraphyletic because S. alutacea albolineata sensu Dirsh is sister to S. obscura. Here, I recognize the monophyletic Alutacea Group consisting of six species: S.

The North American Grasshoppers, volume I, Acrididae, Gomphocerinae and Acridinae
By Daniel Otte
Harvard, 1981
This is a very thorough treatment of the Slant-face Grasshoppers. It is full of information on behavior, has descriptions and maps of all species, as well as high quality illustrations of nearly all. It is extremely useful as an identification guide, as well as for learning about these fascinating insects. It covers all of North America from Panama northward. The treatment is still nearly up to date, with little having changed since it was published. I believe it is out of print now, but I find it still occasionally available. Hopefully it will be reprinted.
Harvard University Press

The North American Grasshoppers, volume II, Acrididae, Oedipodinae
By Daniel Otte
Harvard, 1984
This is a very thorough treatment of the Band-wing Grasshoppers. It is full of information on behavior, has descriptions and maps of all species, as well as high quality illustrations of nearly all. It is extremely useful as an identification guide, as well as for learning about these fascinating insects. It covers all of North America from Panama northward. The treatment is still nearly up to date, with little having changed since it was published. Long out of print, it is now available again from Harvard University Press

The Tettigidae of North America
By Hancock, Joseph Lane, 1864-1922
Chicago, Pub. by special grant of Mrs. Frank G. Logan, 1902
Historic work on this group, probably still useful, though one should always watch taxonomy. Available in various scanned forms from:

How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
By Jacques R. Helfer
Wm. C. Brown Company, 1962
Part of the original Pictured Key Nature Series. I have only seen the 1962 original paperback. There was a 1987 Dover reprint, apparently of the 1972 (2nd) edition.
Covers grasshoppers, termites, cockroaches, and mantids. Has 540 good black-and-white illustrations. Though somewhat dated, has more thorough coverage of some groups (e.g., Pygmy Grasshoppers, Tetrigidae) than more recent popular guides. Worth finding if you are interested in orthoptera.

The 1987 Dover reprint of the 2nd edition includes a new preface, new footnotes, new illustrations, treatment of crickets, and a

 
 
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