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Thesis - University Access Only

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Master of Science (MS)

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First Advisor

David D. Walgenbach


Literature on grasshopper oviposition habits in rangelands is limited. Only a few researchers have discussed this aspect of grasshopper behavior with any intense observations or experimentation. Criddle reported the oviposition characteristics of ten Canadian species and Shotwell briefly mentioned the egg laying habits of a few of the more important economic species of the Great Plains States. Onsager studied the egg laying sites of North Dakota Acrididae and in a systematic manner, determined oviposition sites of fourteen rangeland grasshopper species by intensive sampling for egg pods in areas lacking vegetation or "bare ground". The objectives of this study were to determine grasshopper oviposition site selection on native rangelands to develop improved grasshopper egg sampling techniques.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Locusts -- Eggs -- South Dakota

Locusts -- South Dakota

Range ecology -- South Dakota



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