Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Melanoplus devius Morse, 1904 - Devious Melanoplus

Family: Acrididae Subfamily: Melanoplinae Tribe: Melanoplini
Comments: Melanoplus is our largest genus of Orthopterans, with over 350 species occurring in North America (Cigliano et al., 2017). 38 species have been recorded in North Carolina.
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Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: W3
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GU SU
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Ashe Co.
Recorded by: J. Edward Corey III; S. Becker
Rutherford Co.
Comment: Confirmed by J. Hill
Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Cabarrus Co.
Recorded by: T. Daggy
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: NCSU Insect Museum specimen