The Migratory Grasshopper is widely distributed in North America, from sea level to mountain and alpine zones. It can be found in just about every type of habitat: It is a common inhabitant of grasslands and meadows, sage-brush plains, old fields, roadsides, boggy areas, woods margins, forest clearings, cultivated fields, and lawns.
The Migratory Grasshopper feeds on both grasses and forbs and is a serious pest of both crops and grasslands. It causes more crop damage than any other species of grasshopper in the United States.
Adults begin to emerge the first part of summer and may continue for three or four weeks.
- iNaturalist Species Account
- BugGuide Species Account
- Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin
- Vermont Atlas of Life Data Explorer