Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Melanoplus differentialis (Thomas, 1865) - Differential Locust


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                                                                                  
Distribution in North Carolina
County Map: Clicking on a county returns the records for the species in that county.
Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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See also Habitat Account for General Successional Fields and Forblands
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 [S5]
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Image Gallery for Melanoplus differentialis - Differential Locust

Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: John Petranka
Durham Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Vin Stanton
Buncombe Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: V. Jones
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Karyn Cook
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan
Jones Co.
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Recorded by: G. Schneider
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Duplin Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: Jason Brown
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: J. Anderson
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: H.Smith, M.Windsor
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Newman, Randy
Carteret Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Brunswick Co.
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Recorded by: Scott Bolick
Forsyth Co.
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