This website provides one of the most comprehensive sources of
information on the biology, ecology, identification and management of
grasshoppers and Mormon crickets in North America. It also contains
information on non-target effects, current survey information, and
decision support software. The site was produced by the
USDA-ARS-Northern Plains Agricultural Research Lab in Sidney, Montana,
and several collaborators.
Grasshopper Identification Guides
and Species Fact Sheets
Several identification guides, keys
and a naturalist's guide are provided to help identify grasshopper
species throughout North America and to provide information on the
biology and economic importance of individual species. Fact sheets,
with photographs, for 60 common species.
Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
An overview of grasshopper biology, ecology,
anatomy, life cycles and surveys.
Management and Grasshoppers
management methods to help reduce grasshopper outbreaks.
Chemical Control Methods
New aerial and
ground based techniques (RAATs) for reducing pesticide application
rates, costs, and environmental concerns.
Electronic Key for Common Adult Grasshoppers of the Western U.S.
key from USDA-APHIS is a powerful yet simple interactive
identification system that allows users to identify 70 common adult
Grasshopper Management Information Includes practical
grasshopper management guides, USDA-APHIS grasshopper control
program information, environmental side-effects of grasshopper
control, and IPM and chemical control research reports.
Regional hazard maps
for the Western United States and updated grasshopper and Mormon cricket outbreak
field survey and
Grasshopper Integrated Pest Management User Handbook
information on grasshopper control methods, environmental impacts,
range management techniques, grasshopper ecology, outbreaks and
Decision Support Software for Rangeland Grasshopper Management Computer software providing
advice on the best course of action for dealing with grasshopper
NPARL Grasshopper Management Research
and Publications An
overview of grasshopper and Mormon cricket research being
conducted at USDA-ARS Northern Plains Agricultural Research
Laboratory (NPARL) and a list of grasshopper publications.