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Rocky Mountain Sprinkled Locust (Chloealtis abdominalis)

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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 Rocky Mountain Sprinkled Locust (Chloealtis abdominalis). 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 Chloealtis abdominalis in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2?
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY

Species guidance

Identification: Small, light brown grasshopper. Wings to the end of abdomen with rounded tips in males. Female wings much shorter and pointed. Lateral lobes of male pronotum with a dark stripe in the upper one-third (not all black). Hind femora without markings. Hind tibia reddish-orange, paler at the base.

Similar Species: Chloealtis conspersa.

Habitat: Jackpine barrens, pine forest openings.

State Distribution: Central Plain and Bayfield Co. in the Northern Highland.

Global Distribution: Extreme northern US from Maine to Washington, and south to New Mexico in the Rocky Mountains.

Phenology: Adults July through September.

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Last revised: Wednesday, November 07, 2018