The Carolina Grasshopper is widely distributed in North America and tends to be found in sandy or disturbed areas. Thus, it may be found along open bare roadsides or railroad beds, weedy strips, playgrounds, beaches and shorelines.

It is one of North America’s largest grasshoppers, and may be mistaken for a butterfly due to its large size.

Conservation Status

Vermont:
Global: G5

Phenology

Adults seen mid-summer to fall. May-November (mid-latitudes). Late June-October (Michigan). June-frost (North Carolina). (BugGuide.net)

The adults appear during May in New Mexico and eastern Nebraska, during early July in eastern Wyoming, and during late July in western Idaho. (Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin)

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Vermont Distribution

Orthoptera of Vermont – Locations Collected by Ross T. Bell