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


Taxonomy
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.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google Images, GBIF                                                                                  
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.
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Recorded by: J. Edward Corey III; S. Becker
Rutherford Co.
Comment: Confirmed by J. Hill
Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: T. Daggy
Mecklenburg Co.
Comment: NCSU Insect Museum specimen