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Species Melanoplus foxi - Fox's Short-wing Grasshopper


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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Evolution, Diversification, and Biogeography of Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
By Hojun Song, Ricardo Mariño-Pérez, Derek A Woller, Maria Marta Cigliano
Insect Systematics and Diversity, 2(4):3, 1-25, 2018
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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

Grasshoppers (Acrididae) of Colorado: identification, biology and management
By John L. Capinera, T. S. Sechrist
Colorado State University Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin, 584S, 1982

Synopsis of Orthoptera (sensu lato) of Alabama
By Matt E. Dakin, Jr., and Kirby L. Hays
Auburn University Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin, No. 404, 1970
Keys to at least most of the latent sense Orthoptera in Alabama (includes Blattodea, Mantodea, Phasmida, etc).

https://aurora.auburn.edu/handle/11200/2343

Key to the Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) of Florida
By Trevor Randall Smith, Jason G. Froeba, and John L. Capinera
Florida Entomologist, Vol. 87, No. 4, 2004
"A dichotomous key is presented to aid in the identification of the adult stage of the 71 grasshopper species known to occur in Florida. Reflecting recent research one subspecies, Schistocerca alutacea rubiginosa (Scudder), has been elevated to species status Schistocerca rubiginosa (Harris) in this key."

Florida Entomologist link

Florida Entomologist PDF

Cricket Radio: Tuning in the Night-Singing Insects
By John Himmelman
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011

Guide to Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast
By Michael DiGiorgio & John Himmelman
Stackpole Books, 2009