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Species Melanoplus macclungi - Kansas Juniper Grasshopper

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 macclungi (Kansas Juniper Grasshopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanoplus macclungi Rehn, 1946. Type locality: Sun City, Barber County, Kansas
Range
Known from south-central Kansas
Season
July to frost, most abundant in August
Food
known from Juniperus virginiana
Remarks
Similar to Melanoplus punctulatus and M. splendidus. Larger, with male cerci distinctly more slender.