Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Melanoplus differentialis (Thomas, 1865) - Differential Locust


Taxonomy
Family: Acrididae Subfamily: Melanoplinae Tribe: Melanoplini                                                                                 
Comments: Melanoplus is our largest genus of Orthopterans, with over 350 species occurring in North America (Cigliano et al., 2017). 38 species have been recorded in North Carolina.
Identification
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide                                                                                  
Distribution in North Carolina
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Flight Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Photo Gallery for Melanoplus differentialis - Differential Locust

Recorded by: K. Bischof
Burke Co.
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Recorded by: J.B. Sullivan
Jones Co.
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Recorded by: G. Schneider
Iredell Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Duplin Co.
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Recorded by: Ken Kneidel
Mecklenburg Co.
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Recorded by: Mark Shields
Bladen Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Alleghany Co.
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Recorded by: Jason Brown
Orange Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: Tracy S. Feldman
Scotland Co.
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Recorded by: K. Bischof
Surry Co.
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Recorded by: J. Anderson
Stokes Co.
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Recorded by: H.Smith, M.Windsor
Dare Co.
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall
Brunswick Co.
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