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Species Melanoplus borealis - Northern Spur-throat Grasshopper

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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 borealis (Northern Spur-throat Grasshopper)
Other Common Names
Northern Grasshopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanoplus borealis (Fieber, 1853)
Explanation of Names
Borealis=Latin for "northern"
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