Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Melanoplus scudderi (Uhler, 1864) - Scudder's Short-winged 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                                                                                  
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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 Successional Fields
Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 [S5]
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Image Gallery for Melanoplus scudderi - Scudder's Short-winged Locust

Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Cabarrus Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan
Jones Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Jason Brown
Wake Co.
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Recorded by: L. Amos
Vance Co.
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Recorded by: E. Corey, J. Vann
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: E. Corey, J. Vann
Cumberland Co.
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Recorded by: F. Williams, S. Williams
Gates Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Franklin Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Montgomery Co.
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Recorded by: FKW
Gates Co.
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