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Scudder's Short-winged Grasshopper (Melanoplus scudderi)

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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 Scudder's Short-winged Grasshopper (Melanoplus scudderi). 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 scudderi 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

Species guidance

Identification: A small, dull brown grasshopper with short, ovate wings and red tibias. Femurs unbanded. Send male specimen to an expert for accurate ID.

Habitat: Woodland edge, brushy open areas with oaks, behind sand dunes.

State Distribution: Manitowoc Co and Grant Co.

Global Distribution: New England to northern Florida, west to Texas, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Ontario. Reportedly local and uncommon in the northern Midwest.

Phenology: Adults mid July into September.

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Last revised: Friday, March 09, 2018