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Species Melanoplus complanatipes - Western Sagebrush Grasshopper

Dark Grasshopper - Melanoplus complanatipes - female Dark Grasshopper - Melanoplus complanatipes - female Western Sagebrush Grasshopper? - Melanoplus complanatipes - male Western Sagebrush Grasshopper? - Melanoplus complanatipes - male Western Sagebrush Grasshopper? - Melanoplus complanatipes - male Grasshopper sp? - Melanoplus complanatipes - female Grasshopper on Rabbitbrush - Melanoplus complanatipes - female Grasshopper - Melanoplus complanatipes - male
Classification
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 Melanoplinae (Spur-throated Grasshoppers)
Tribe Melanoplini
Genus Melanoplus
Species complanatipes (Western Sagebrush Grasshopper)
Identification
Tip of male abdomen

Food
Associated with composite shrubs such as Artemisia and Chrysothamnus.