Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Melanoplus nigrescens (Scudder, 1877) - Black-sided Spur-throat Grasshopper



Nymph
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 Dry-Xeric Hardwood Forests
Status in North Carolina
Natural Heritage Program Status: W3
Natural Heritage Program Ranks: GU S3?
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Randolph Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Randolph Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Randolph Co.
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