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An Acridid Grasshopper (Paratylotropidia brunneri)


There is no overview information available for that species.

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 An Acridid Grasshopper (Paratylotropidia brunneri). 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.

Paratylotropidia brunneri is not tracked by the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory Program at this time (this species is not on the NHI Working List).
Summary Information
State Statusnone
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankSH
Global RankG4G5
Tracked by NHIW

Species guidance

Identification: A short-winged medium-sized, stout brown and yellow grasshopper with two distinct yellow stripes from the fastigium of the head to the wingtips. The pronotum has prominent lateral carinae. Hind tibia are typically deep red. Both male and female genitalia are distinctly different from similar Melanoplus spp.

Similar Species: Melanoplus bivittatus has yellow stripes on head and pronotum but not the lateral pronotal ridges.

Habitat: Hardwoods.

State Distribution: Jackson County.

Global Distribution: Iowa, possibly southeastern South Dakota ("Dakota"), Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas, disjunct to central Wisconsin.

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An Acridid Grasshopper

Photo © Daniel Henehan.

An Acridid Grasshopper

Photo © Daniel Henehan.

An Acridid Grasshopper

Photo by Kathryn Kirk, WDNR.

An Acridid Grasshopper

Photo by Kathryn Kirk, WDNR.

Last revised: Thursday, December 22, 2022