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Differential Grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis)

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Order: Orthoptera (or-THOP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Acrididae
Genus: Melanoplus (mel-AN-oh-plus) (Info)
Species: differentialis

Profile:

No positives
No neutrals
2 negatives

Regional...

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Barling, Arkansas
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

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Member Notes:

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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.


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