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Grasshoppers in March and April?

 

April 14, 2017

Elin Kittelmann

Fallon/Carter County Extension Agent Elin Kittelmann says she has heard several people seeing grasshoppers in the area right now, but good news is they are probably not causing enough damage for concern.

Grasshoppers in March and April? Fallon/Carter County Extension Agent Elin Kittelmann says she has heard of several people seeing grasshoppers in the area right now, but good news is they are probably not causing enough damage for concern.

There are two to 3 species of grasshoppers that overwinter in eastern Montana. They go in to winter as juveniles and become active as soon as it warms up in the spring. These species hatch in later summer and complete their lifecycle and become adults in the spring. They are found in rangeland and usually do not do much damage for a few reasons.

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