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Melanoplus pegasus Hebard

Pegasus Spur-throated Grasshopper (Melanoplus pegasus)

The Pegasus Spur-throated Grasshopper was described in 1919, it was found on some small islands in the Okeefenokee Swamp in Georgia, where it inhabited dense thickets of vegetation.

The species is apparently very closely related to the Larger Fork-tail Grasshopper (Melanoplus furcatus Scudder), and was also assigned to that species as a subspecies. It differs from this species by its more solid coloration and by the form of the male cerci.

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References:

[1] Morgan Hebard: New genera and species of Melanopli found within the United States (Orthoptera; Acrididae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 44: 141-169. 1918

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edited: 31.08.2019