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Grasshopper Lifecycle

The lifecycle of the bigheaded grasshopper, Alucara ellliotti (Thomas).

  1. During summer in bare spots of grassland the female deposits at intervals batches of eggs.
  2. As soon as the eggs are laid, they begin embryonic development and reach an advanced stage in which they enter diapause and pass the winter.
  3. In spring the eggs complete embryonic development and hatch.
  4. The young grasshopper sheds a serosal skin, the exoskeleton hardens, and the nymph begins to feed and grow.
  5. After molting five times and developing through five instars in 30-40 days, it becomes an adult grasshopper with functional wings.
  6. The adult female matures groups of six to eight eggs at a time and deposits them in the soil at intervals of three to four days for the duration of her short life.


Links: Grasshopper Development | Animal Life Cycles | Animal Development

Original file name: Figure 11.

Reference

RE. Pfadt, Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers 3rd edn Wyoming Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 912 February 2002 University of Wyoming USDA and the Agricultural Research Service - PDF



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