Animalia > Arthropoda > Insecta > Orthoptera > Acridoidea > Acrididae > Melanoplus > Melanoplus femurrubrum

Melanoplus femurrubrum (Red-legged Grasshopper; Red-legged Locust)

Synonyms: Acridium femorale; Acridium femurrubrum; Acrydium femorale; Acrydium femur-rubrum; Caloptenus devorator; Caloptenus plumbum; Caloptenus repletus; Caloptenus sanguinolentus; Gryllus erythropus; Melanoplus coloradus; Melanoplus interior; Melanoplus repletus

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-legged grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum) is a species of grasshopper belonging to the genus Melanoplus found in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Edwin S. George Reserve 1297 Michigan, United States

Prey / Diet

Fagopyrum esculentum (fagopyrum)[1]
Liatris aspera (tall blazing star)[2]
Medicago sativa (yellow alfalfa)[1]
Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)[1]
Secale cereale (common rye)[1]
Solanum tuberosum subsp. andigena (Irish potato)[1]
Zea mays (corn)[1]


Coluber constrictor (Eastern Racer)[3]
Laphria grossa[4]
Ospriocerus latipennis <Unverified Name>[4]
Pogonioefferia staminea <Unverified Name>[4]
Pogonioefferia varipes <Unverified Name>[4]
Proctacanthus milbertii[4]
Scleropogon picticornis[4]
Triorla interrupta[4]


Parasitized by 
Acemya tibialis[1]
Ceracia dentata[1]


Northern America (Eastern Canada, Northwestern U.S.A., North-Central U.S.A., Northeastern U.S.A., Southwestern U.S.A., South-Central U.S.A., Mexico); Northern America(Eastern Canada, Northwestern U.S.A., North-Central U.S.A., Northeastern U.S.A., Southwestern U.S.A., South-Central U.S.A., Mexico); Type locality: Southern America, Southern South America, Argentina Northwest, Salta, Salta Forestal, 85 km S de J.V. Gonzales;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit 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.
2The Food-habits and Biology of Acrididae in an Old-field Community in Southeastern Michigan, S. K. Gangwere, F. C. Evans, and M. L. Nelson, The Great Lakes Entomologist, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1976)
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)
4Predator-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)
Protected Areas provided by Edwin S. George Reserve, University of Michigan, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
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