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Yarrow's Spur-throat Grasshopper

Melanoplus yarrowii


Photo © by Mike Plagens

This grasshopper female was observed feeding within Salt Cedar, an exotic non-native plant, at Spur Cross Conservation Area, Cave Creek, Arizona on 30 Sept. 2008.

Acrididae -- Grasshopper Family

This grasshopper can be yellow-tan to almost pure green in color. It feeds on a variety of plants and ranges from California through Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. It's presence in the Sonoran Desert is dependent on the abundance of rainfall and resulting vegetative growth.

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Copyright Michael J. Plagens, pge created 6 Oct. 2008,
updated 2 Nov. 2013