The range of Dawson’s Spur-throat Grasshopper includes northern grasslands from the Atlantic coast to the Great Basin of the West.

It is found in dry sandy soils, grassy fields and pastures overgrown with numerous bushes and shrubs, and also along woodland margins and thinly wooded hillsides.  It is active in daytime, where it feeds primarily on forbs.

Conservation Status

Vermont:
Global: G5

Phenology

At low altitudes adults of Dawson’s Spur-throat Grasshoppers are present from mid-July to mid-October, though at high altitudes (>8500 feet) the adult season is shorter.

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Vermont Distribution

Orthoptera of Vermont – Locations Collected by Ross T. Bell