TITLE

Mormon Cricket

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Mormon Cricket, a large, wingless long-horned grasshopper of the western United States. The insect is a serious pest, often causing great damage to range grasses, wheat, and alfalfa. The adult insect, dark brown or black, is about two inches (5 cm) long. The female has a long ovipositor (egg-laying organ) with which she inserts single eggs into the ground. Each female lays about 150 eggs in late summer or fall. The young hatch the following April and mature in about two months. They are usually controlled by spreading poisoned bran.
ACCESSION #
37309720

 

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