migratory grasshopper


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Noun1.migratory grasshopper - serious pest of grain-growing and range areas of central and western United Statesmigratory grasshopper - serious pest of grain-growing and range areas of central and western United States
locust - migratory grasshoppers of warm regions having short antennae
genus Melanoplus, Melanoplus - New World migratory locusts and common American grasshoppers
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Host specificity and molecular characterization of the entomopoxvirus of the lesser migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes.
The influence of soil moisture and soil type on the oviposition behaviour of the migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes (Fabricius).
In the lesser migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes, body size also decreases with decreasing mean annual temperatures (Dean 1982; Scott and Dingle 1990; Orr 1996).
Grazing allotments managed according to Manske's methods contained 66 to 75 percent fewer of the migratory grasshopper (Melano-plus sanguinipes) than surrounding rangeland, according to Onsager's measurements.
By studying one such trait--the ability to resist desiccation (drying) -- the researchers have determined that populations of the lesser migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes, in different parts of Claifornia evolved varying abilities to withstand their local climates.