The dominant habitat preference of the Marsh Meadow Grasshopper is for grassy areas, dry to damp, including herbaceous wetlands and riparian areas, but they can be found on roadsides and in the tundra. They are primary grass feeders.
They are found throughout Canada and northern two thirds of the United States. In NM and AZ, they are found only at high-elevation mountain meadows.
Also known as Pseudochorthippus curtipennis. Alternate common name is Meadow Locust.
Phenology differs depending on specific area within range. In the south, and at low elevations, one generation is produced each year. Overwintering occurs in the egg stage and adults are active from mid-June to mid-October. In the north, and at high elevations, the life cycle likely takes two years or more
- iNaturalist Species Account
- Songs of Insects
- Bug Guide Species Account
- Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
Orthoptera of Vermont – Locations Collected by Ross T. Bell