Carolina grasshopper

(Dissosteira carolina)

               
Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed

Carolina grasshopper

NatureServe

N5 - Secure

Minnesota

not listed

Occurrence

 

Flight/Season

 

Habitat

 

Size

 

 
Identification

 

 
Similar
Species

 

 
Food

Plant material including grasses, forbs, and horsetails.

 
Life Cycle

 

 
Behavior

 

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 7, 19, 29.

 
Comments

 

 
Taxonomy

Order:

Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets, katydids)

 

Suborder:

Caelifera (grasshoppers)

 

No Rank:

Acridomorpha

 

Superfamily:

Acridoidea

 

Family:

Acrididae (short-horned grasshoppers)

 

Subfamily:

Oedipodinae (band-winged grasshoppers)

 
Synonyms

 

 
Common
Names

black-winged grasshopper

Carolina grasshopper

road duster

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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  Carolina Grasshopper
Andree Reno Sanborn
 
  Carolina Grasshopper  
 
About

Dissosteira carolina

They fly with huge black wings during the last half of summer and prefer bare ground. They are huge.

 
     
  Carolina Grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)
Bill Keim
 
  Carolina Grasshopper (Dissosteira carolina)  
     
  Dissosteira carolina (Carolina Grasshopper)
Allen Chartier
 
  Dissosteira carolina (Carolina Grasshopper)  

 

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  Carolina Grasshopper (Acrididae: Dissosteira carolina)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Sep 13, 2009

Photographed at the Kellys Slough NWR, North Dakota (13 September 2009).

   
       
  Carolina Grasshopper (Acrididae: Dissosteira carolina) Taking Flight
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 25, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (24 July 2009).

   
       
  Carolina Grasshopper (Acrididae: Dissosteira carolina) Camouflaged
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 31, 2010

Photographed at Turtle River State Park, North Dakota (30 July 2010).

   
       
  Carolina Grasshopper (Acrididae: Dissosteira carolina) Nymph
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 21, 2009

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (17 July 2009).

   
       

 

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Cedar Mountain SNA

Cherry Grove Blind Valley SNA

Chippewa Prairie

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Dodge Nature Center

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Hastings SNA

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Lake Johanna Esker

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Leif Mountain

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Minnesota Valley NWR, Rapids Lake Unit

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Myre-Big Island State Park

Northern Tallgrass Prairie NWR, Hoffman Unit

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Rice Lake Savanna SNA

Rice Lake State Park

Richard M. & Mathilde Rice Elliott SNA

River Terrace Prairie SNA

Rock Ridge Prairie SNA

Santee Prairie SNA

Savage Fen SNA

Savanna Portage State Park

Schaefer Prairie

Seminary Fen SNA

Seven Sisters Prairie

Sheepberry Fen

Sibley State Park

Split Rock Creek State Park

Staffanson Prairie

Swedes Forest SNA

Thorson Prairie WMA

Twin Valley Prairie SNA

Uncas Dunes SNA

Vermillion River WMA

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Whitewater State Park

Wild Indigo SNA

Wild River State Park

Woodbury WMA

 

 

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