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Acrididae - Melanoplus cinereus? - Melanoplus complanatipes - male

Acrididae - Melanoplus cinereus? - Melanoplus complanatipes - Male
Dugway Proving Ground, Horse Spring, Tooele County, Utah, USA
June 27, 2016
Size: Approximately 2 cm
Coll. Robert J. Delph
UV Light Trap 2100-0100

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Acrididae - Melanoplus cinereus? - Melanoplus complanatipes - male Acrididae - Melanoplus cinereus? - Melanoplus complanatipes - male

looks like Melanoplus complanatipes
Melanoplus cinereus is very closely related, but I think not found in this region. They are likely the same species, with M. cinereus being a more southwestern version. M. bowditchi is also very close, and takes over further to the east. All live primarily on Composite shrubs.

Moved from Short-horned Grasshoppers.

Moved

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