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Rare animals
Find rare and non-game animals.
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For information on Wisconsin's rare animals, contact:
Rich Staffen
Conservation Biologist
608-266-4340

Wisconsin's rare grasshoppers and allies

Grasshoppers and allies on Wisconsin's Natural Heritage Working List – last revised May 2016. Life history, where they are found in the state, photos and management information is available for many of these species. Please consider sharing your observations [exit DNR] with the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory

Many bird avoidance dates have changed, we are in the process of making these consistent across all documents, but for the most recent dates please go to the bird calendar. The bird calendar contains required (Avoidance Period) and recommended (Conservation Period) dates for avoiding impacts to rare Wisconsin birds when planning management or development activities.

Click on the table headings to sort the table or sort taxonomically. Choose a species from the list to explore information for that animal. View the table key.
Scientific Name Common Name Global
Rank
State
Rank
Federal
Status
WI
Status
WWAP Mapped in NHI
Trimerotropis verruculata Crackling Forest Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Trimerotropis maritima Seaside Grasshopper G5 S2S4 SC/N SGCN Y
Trimerotropis huroniana Lake Huron Locust G2G3 S1 END SGCN Y
Trachyrhachys kiowa Ash-brown Grasshopper G5 S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Syrbula admirabilis Handsome Grasshopper G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Scudderia fasciata Black-striped Katydid GNR S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Pardalophora haldemanii Haldmen's Grasshopper G5 SH r-SIN N
Paratylotropidia brunneri An Acridid Grasshopper G4G5 SH r-SIN N
Orphulella pelidna Spotted-winged Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Orchelimum delicatum Delicate Meadow Katydid GNR S2? SC/N SGCN Y
Opeia obscura Obscure Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Neoconocephalus robustus Crepitating Conehead GNR SH r-SIN N
Neoconocephalus lyristes Bog Conehead GNR S1S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Metaleptea brevicornis Short-horned Grasshopper G5 SH r-SIN N
Mermiria bivittata Mermiria Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus stonei Stone's Locust G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus scudderi Scudder's Short-winged Grasshopper G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus rusticus A Spur-throat Grasshopper G4G5 SH r-SIN N
Melanoplus punctulatus Grizzly Spur-throat Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus islandicus Forest Locust G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus gladstoni Gladston's Spur-throat Grasshopper G5 S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus foedus A Spur-throat Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus flavidus Blue-legged Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus fasciatus Huckleberry Spur-throat Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Melanoplus bruneri Bruner's Spur-throat Grasshopper G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Hippiscus ocelote Wrinkled Grasshopper G5 SH r-SIN N
Hesperotettix viridis Green-streak Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Hesperotettix speciosus Showy Grasshopper G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Eritettix simplex Velvet-striped Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Dichromorpha viridis Short-winged Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Chloealtis abdominalis Rocky Mountain Sprinkled Locust G5 S2? SC/N SGCN Y
Camnula pellucida Clear-winged Grasshopper G5 S3 SC/N SGCN Y
Arphia simplex Plains Yellow-winged Grasshopper G5 S1S2 SC/N SGCN Y
Arphia conspersa Speckled Rangeland Grasshopper G5 S2S4 SC/N SGCN Y
Aeropedellus clavatus Club-horned Grasshopper G5 S2S3 SC/N SGCN Y

Rank and status: To learn more about species rank and status, see the working list key. WWAP: (Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan): SGCN (Species of Greatest Conservation Need) and monitoring and ranking SIN (Species with Information Needs). Mapped in NHI: (Natural Heritage Inventory): Y = Observations of these species are mapped into the NHI database.

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Last revised: Wednesday, September 19, 2018