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Melanoplus differentialis (Differential Grasshopper; Lesser Migratory Locust)

Synonyms: Acridium differentiale

Wikipedia Abstract

The differential grasshopper (Melanoplus differentialis) is a species of grasshopper belonging to the genus Melanoplus found throughout northern Mexico, central United States and southern Ontario, Canada. It is considered a pest in most of its range.
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Infraspecies

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Common Ragweed)[1]
Rudbeckia hirta (Black-eyed Susan)[1]
Verbascum thapsus (great mullein)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Digitaria ischaemum (small crabgrass)[1]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[1]
Symphyotrichum dumosum (Small White Aster)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]

Predators

Albibarbefferia albibarbis <Unverified Name>[2]
Anax junius (green darner)[1]
Anaxyrus americanus americanus (Eastern American Toad)[1]
Argiope aurantia (black-and-yellow argiope)[1]
Aridefferia snowi <Unverified Name>[2]
Buteo jamaicensis (Red-tailed Hawk)[1]
Camponotus pennsylvanicus (black carpenter ant)[1]
Cardinalis cardinalis (Northern Cardinal)[1]
Cicindela sexguttata (Six-spotted Tiger Beetle)[1]
Coluber constrictor (Eastern Racer)[3]
Cryptotis parva (North American Least Shrew)[1]
Cyanocitta cristata (Blue Jay)[1]
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)[1]
Dolichovespula maculata (baldfaced hornet)[1]
Eptesicus fuscus (big brown bat)[1]
Geothlypis trichas (Common Yellowthroat)[1]
Larus delawarensis (Ring-billed Gull)[1]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[1]
Lithobius forficatus (Brown centipede)[1]
Meleagris gallopavo (Wild Turkey)[1]
Mimus polyglottos (Northern Mockingbird)[1]
Misumena vatia (flower spider)[1]
Myiarchus crinitus (Great Crested Flycatcher)[1]
Peromyscus leucopus (white-footed mouse)[1]
Phidippus audax (Daring Jumping Spider)[1]
Plestiodon fasciatus (Five-lined Skink)[1]
Poecile carolinensis (Carolina Chickadee)[1]
Pogonioefferia rapax <Unverified Name>[2]
Proctacanthus longus[2]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Pseudacris crucifer (Spring Peeper)[1]
Quiscalus quiscula (Common Grackle)[1]
Rabidosa rabida (Rabid wolf spider)[1]
Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)[1]
Sialia sialis (Eastern Bluebird)[1]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[1]
Tenodera aridifolia (Chinese mantid)[1]
Terrapene carolina (Florida Box Turtle)[1]
Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)[1]
Thryothorus ludovicianus (Carolina Wren)[1]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]
Vespula maculifrons (eastern yellowjacket)[1]
Zenaida macroura (Mourning Dove)[1]

Providers

Shelter 
Cichorium intybus (chicory)[1]
Daucus carota (bird's nest)[1]
Digitaria ischaemum (small crabgrass)[1]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[1]
Symphyotrichum dumosum (Small White Aster)[1]
Taraxacum campylodes (Dandelion)[1]
Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Ceracia dentata[4]
Chetogena claripennis[4]

Distribution

Northern America (Northwestern U.S.A., South-Central U.S.A.); Northern America(Northwestern U.S.A., South-Central U.S.A.); Type locality: Northern America, Northeastern U.S.A., New Hampshire;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg) 3Resources of a Snake Community in Prairie-Woodland Habitat of Northeastern Kansas, Henry S. Fitch, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Research Report 13: 83-98 (1982) 4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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