Grasshopper Nymphs (Melanoplus spp.)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Grasshopper Nymphs
Young Grasshoppers are smaller versions of their adult forms, with short wings that eventually grow as long as their bodies.
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Grasshopper Nymphs may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Grasshopper Nymphs. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.