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Club-horned Grasshopper (Aeropedellus clavatus)


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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 Club-horned Grasshopper (Aeropedellus clavatus). 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.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.

Documented locations of Aeropedellus clavatus in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2S3
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY

Species guidance

Identification: Medium-sized grasshopper, females gray, and males gray with green markings on head, pronotum, and hind femur. Head obviously slanted with clubbed antennae and a white stripe extending down from the eye. The only species with clubbed antennae as adults.

Similar Species: Male Chloealtis conspersa. Syrbula admirabilis has slightly clavate antennae but is quite large with long wings.

Habitat: Sandy grasslands, older, grassy Lake Michigan dunes.

State Distribution: Found in sandy areas south of the Tension Zone.

Global Distribution: Prairie provinces of Canada and the northern prairies of the United States. In the United States, also found in the high mountains of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona (Otte, 1981).

Phenology: Adults June and July.



Club-horned Grasshopper

Photo © John Haarstad.

Last revised: Wednesday, November 07, 2018