Welcome to the Exciting World of the Differential Grasshopper!

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  Everyone has heard the methodic chirping from the tall grasses on warm summer nights. The soothing symphony of crickets, frogs, and Melanoplus differentialis! Okay, so most people would not say it like that, but M. differentialis, or the Differential Grasshopper, is one of the most common species of grasshopper in the United States.  

Name Differential Grasshopper
Range Northern Mexico to Southern Canada
Life Span 2-3months from hatching
Diet Herbivore
Length Males 30-40mm
Females 40-50mm
Color Green-yellow, darken with age

This website provides useful information for the general population and bug enthusiasts alike. Here you will be able to learn about what the Differential Grasshopper is, where it lives, what it eats, and how/why it should be used as FOOD! So, please enjoy all the fascinating information and feel free to learn about more exciting organisms by clicking the link below.