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Bruner's Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus bruneri)

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Overview

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State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Bruner's Spur-throat Grasshopper (Melanoplus bruneri). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

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Documented locations of Melanoplus bruneri in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS1S2
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


Identification: A long-winged, medium-sized, brown grasshopper with a hump on the sternum similar to M. sanguinipes, and usually pink or red tibias. Send male specimen to an expert for accurate ID.

Similar Species: Melanoplus sanguinipes has a stronger sternal hump, especially distinctive in the males.

Habitat: Shrubby areas of forest in the north, shrubby areas of beach and dunes.

State Distribution: Ashland Co in the Lake Superior Lowland.

Global Distribution: Alaska to New Brunswick, south in mountain meadows into northern Arizona and New Mexico, eastward to Iowa, northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Phenology: Adults July into October.

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Last revised: Thursday, May 04, 2017