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Species Melanoplus differentialis - Differential 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 Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Melanoplinae (Spur-throated Grasshoppers)
Tribe Melanoplini
Genus Melanoplus
Species differentialis (Differential Grasshopper)
Other Common Names
Lubberly Grasshopper
Herringbone Grasshopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanoplus differentialis (Thomas)
Size
Males: 28-37mm, Females 34-50mm. (1)
Identification
Forewings, pronotum uniform, without distinctive marks. Black herringbone markings on outer face of hind femora. Yellow hind tibiae. (1)
Range
Capinera's map shows most of U.S. except for southeast, northeast, and northwest. (1). BugGuide has images from the southeast and northeast outside of the Capinera map.
Habitat
Lush vegetation, moist crop areas. (1)
Season
Adults July-October. (1)
Remarks
Significant crop pest in the Midwest. (1)
Print References
Capinera, pp. 122-123 & plate 25. (1)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.