Two Striped Grasshopper

Gary L   Suddath

Joined August 2007

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Melanoplus bivittatus . The twostriped grasshopper is an early-hatching species. It is one of the first species to appear in habitats of roadsides and field borders.It is a major crop pest causing much damage to small grains, alfalfa, and corn. During outbreaks, it may completely destroy crops. A population of 10 adults per square yard in a corn field will defoliate the crop. Sorghum plants over 6 inches tall, however, are nearly immune to attack. Experiments indicate that in feeding on spring wheat the twostriped grasshopper wastes six times as much foliage as it eats. It lives through out most of North America with the exception of the deep south.This one was found in the Cades Cove area of GSMNP

It is one of the two largest of the melanoplus species.The other being the Differential Grasshopper that looks simaler and my be in the same area.

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