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.

Conservation Status

Global: G5


Adults begin to emerge the first part of summer and may continue for three or four weeks.

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