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Biological Notes on Some Species of the Melanoplus tribulus Species Group (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae) from the Southeastern United States with a Description of Two New Species.
- Hill, Jovonn
- Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2014 v.140 pp. 1-16
- Melanoplus, edge effects, forests, grasshoppers, habitats, new species, Southeastern United States
- Members of the Melanoplus tribulus species group are flightless grasshoppers that inhabit open forests and forest edges throughout a large portion of the eastern United States. Here distributional, habitat, and morphological information is provided for several species of the group from the southeastern United States, including Melanoplus morsei, Melanoplus tepidus, and Melanoplus vulnus. Two new species, Melanoplus harrisi and Melanoplus nossi are described.