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Speckled Rangeland Grasshopper (Arphia conspersa)

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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 Speckled Rangeland Grasshopper (Arphia conspersa). 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 Arphia conspersa in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2S4
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


Identification: Grasshopper with forewings dark, hind wings vary in color from red to yellow. Abdomen yellow to brown. A light yellow or straw-colored line often appears at the dorsal juncture of the tegmin. Hind tibia yellow, often with a blue or greenish tint and have dark hind tibias. Similar Spharagemon species have orange hind tibias.

Similar Species: Arphia simplex and sulphurea. Send a specimen to an expert for ID.

Habitat: Mixed and conifer forest, shrubland/chaparral, grassland/herbaceous, alpine.

State Distribution: North of the Tension Zone plus Sauk and Iowa Counties along the Wisconsin River.

Global Distribution: Most of western North America from Alaska south to central Mexico (Otte, 1984).

Life and Natural History: This species overwinters as a nymph, most likely buried in dead grass. Wisconsin specimens were all collected in May and June.

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Last revised: Thursday, May 04, 2017