Melanoplus angustipennis — Overview

Narrowwinged Sand Grasshopper learn more about names for this taxon

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The Melanoplusangustipennis is a medium-sized spurthroated grasshopper with variable colouration. This and other grasshoppers of the subfamily Melanoplinae often have a spiny bump on their "throat" between their front legs (Johnson 2002). It can range from dull gray to bright yellow or tan and may have red or blue hind tibia. The wings of this species extend the length of the abdomen or up to 4 mm beyond. The males of this species can be identified by the shape of their spatulate cerci and the abrupt narrowing of their supraanal plate (the cup-shaped plate at the end of the male abdomen). Females can be identified by using size, markers and colouring to associate them with the males (Pfadt 2002).


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