Melanoplus querneus - Rehn and Hebard, 1916
Larger Sandhill Grasshopper
Other English Common Names: larger sandhill grasshopper
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Melanoplus querneus Rehn and Hebard, 1916 (TSN 658491)
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.119315
Element Code: IIORT01M20
Informal Taxonomy: Animals, Invertebrates - Insects - Grasshoppers
 
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Animalia Mandibulata Insecta Orthoptera Acrididae Melanoplus
Genus Size: D - Medium to large genus (21+ species)
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Concept Reference: Otte, D. 1994-1995. Orthoptera Species File, Volumes 1-5. The Orthopterists' Society and The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Concept Reference Code: N95OTT01EHUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Melanoplus querneus
Conservation Status
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NatureServe Status

Global Status: G2G3
Global Status Last Reviewed: 20Oct2008
Global Status Last Changed: 20Oct2008
Rounded Global Status: G2 - Imperiled
Reasons: This species is known from very few records from Liberty and Alachua counties in Florida and Decatur and Thomas counties in Georgia. Although older records appear to have been from sandhill habitat, recent records are from hardwood hammocks, which is a more common habitat. Almost nothing is known about the life history or requirements of this flightless species. More information is needed before assigning this species a definitive rank.
Nation: United States
National Status: N2N3 (20Oct2008)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alabama (SNR), Florida (S2S3), Georgia (SNR)

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Distribution
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U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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Endemism: endemic to a single nation

U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AL, FL, GA

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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
FL Alachua (12001), Columbia (12023), Gilchrist (12041)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
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Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
03 Waccasassa (03110101)+, Santa Fe (03110206)+
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* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History
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Non-Migrant: N
Locally Migrant: N
Long Distance Migrant: N
Terrestrial Habitat(s): Woodland - Conifer, Woodland - Hardwood, Woodland - Mixed
Habitat Comments: Undergrowth in pine and deciduous woods and in clumps of scrub oaks in pine and oak woodlands.
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
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Management Summary Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
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Population/Occurrence Viability
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U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
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NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Edition Date: 20Oct2008
NatureServe Conservation Status Factors Author: Almquist, D.T.

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References
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  • Otte, D. 1994-1995. Orthoptera Species File, Volumes 1-5. The Orthopterists' Society and The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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