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Description of a New Grasshopper Species of the Melanoplusartemisiae Species Group, M. carharti n. sp. (Orthoptera, Acrididae, Melanoplinae) from the Flat Top Mountains of Northwestern Colorado.

Author:
McNary, Timothy J.
Source:
Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2018 v.144 no.1 pp. 109-117
ISSN:
0002-8320
Subject:
Melanoplus, grasshoppers, mountains, scientific illustration, taxon descriptions, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah
Abstract:
A new grasshopper species, Melanoplus carharti n. sp. (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae), is described and illustrated from Garfield and Eagle counties, Colorado and is included in the M. artemisiae species group. This is the first occurrence of a grasshopper from the M. artemisiae species group in Colorado. With the addition of this species, the M. artemisiae species group now includes seven species, four from Idaho and one each from Montana, Utah, and Colorado.