Definition of Melanoplus
1. Noun. New World migratory locusts and common American grasshoppers.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Acrididae, Family Acrididae, Family Locustidae, Locustidae
Member holonyms: Migratory Grasshopper
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Melanoplus
Literary usage of Melanoplus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Alfalfa, Grasshoppers, Bees: Their Relationship: A Report of the Field-work by Samuel John Hunter, A. H. Duff (1899)
"Melanoplus differentialis, female ovipositing, with section of ground exposing ... Various stages of last molt of Melanoplus differentialis 26 V. First crop ..."
2. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"Professor AP Morse tells how he Fig. 223.—Melanoplus spretus : laying its eggs. (After Riley. ... Life History of a Grasshopper (Melanoplus ..."
3. Nature Sketches in Temperate America: A Series of Sketches and a Popular by Joseph Lane Hancock (1911)
"Morse's Locust Melanoplus Morsel (Blatchley). Dry forests and thickets ... Small Locust Melanoplus minor (Scudder). Fields, grassy pastures on sandy loam; ..."
4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1915)
"has become covered with a low open blueberry scrub, numerous additional species are of frequent occurrence, such as Melanoplus luridus, ..."
5. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"Melanoplus atlantis Riley. One of the most widely distributed species found ... Melanoplus bivittatus Say. The Two-lined locust is common early in July in ..."