Invasive Species Compendium

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Melanoplus femurrubrum
(redlegged grasshopper)

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Melanoplus femurrubrum (redlegged grasshopper)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Melanoplus femurrubrum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • redlegged grasshopper
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta

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An adult Melanoplus femurrubrum (length 25 mm).
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CaptionAn adult Melanoplus femurrubrum (length 25 mm).
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An adult Melanoplus femurrubrum (length 25 mm).
AdultAn adult Melanoplus femurrubrum (length 25 mm).USDA-ARS

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Melanoplus femurrubrum DeGeer

Preferred Common Name

  • redlegged grasshopper

Other Scientific Names

  • Caloptenus femurrubrum
  • Melanoplus femur-rubrum (DEGEER)

International Common Names

  • French: criquet à pattes rouges; sauterelle commune

EPPO code

  • MENPFE (Melanoplus femurrubrum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Orthoptera
  •                         Family: Acrididae
  •                             Genus: Melanoplus
  •                                 Species: Melanoplus femurrubrum

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

CanadaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-SaskatchewanUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
USAPresentCAB Abstracts
-ColoradoUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-IowaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-MichiganUnconfirmed record
-MinnesotaPresent
-MontanaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-North CarolinaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-South DakotaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts
-VirginiaUnconfirmed recordCAB Abstracts

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Entomophaga grylli Pathogen Adults/Nymphs
Mermis nigrescens Parasite Adults/Nymphs
Nosema locustae Pathogen Adults/Nymphs

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