Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)
Order: (or-THOP-ter-a) ( Orthoptera Info) Family: Acrididae Genus: (mel-AN-oh-plus) ( Melanoplus Info) Species: differentialis
No neutrals 2 negatives
This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Deer, Arkansas North Little Rock, Arkansas Bear, Delaware Statesboro, Georgia Westchester, Illinois Shelbyville, Indiana Parsons, Kansas Benton, Kentucky Ewing, Kentucky Malden, Massachusetts Rush Springs, Oklahoma Stilwell, Oklahoma Allentown, Pennsylvania Madison, Wisconsin
By melody By IrisLover79 By IrisLover79 By IrisLover79 By kropit By marsrover By C_A_Ivy
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Negative melody On Sep 10, 2006, melody from Benton, KY
(Zone 7a) wrote:
Very destructive to ornamentals and crops, the Differential Grasshopper has no actual food preference...it's an 'equal oppertunity' destroyer.
It's habitat is any open grasslands, light wooded areas, crop fields and household gardens.
The female lays 8 egg masses, each with up to 11 eggs in a soft soil.
There is one generation a year.
Negative glochid15 On Mar 1, 2012, glochid15 from Parsons, KS
(Zone 6b) wrote:
Highly destructive of gardens and crops. Especially prevalent (literally in swarms) during droughts and in dry, open areas. Spraying and/or treatment for the insect has little effect. Chickens or guineas is the only answer for me.
Timer: 15.75 jiffies (0.1575391292572).