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Species Morsea californica - Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Eumastacidae (Monkey Grasshoppers)
Genus Morsea
Species californica (Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Morsea californica S.H.Scudder, 1898, described from Mt. Wilson, California
Range
mountains of southern California (south of Mojave Desert and Central Valley)
Season
Adults June to November, varying somewhat with location.
Food
Recorded from Chamise (Adenostoma fasciculatum), Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus) species, and to be expected on other shrubs and trees in the Rose Family such as (Purshia). Also reported from Oak (Quercus), Buckthorn (Rhamnus), and Manzanita (Arctostaphylos)
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