Acrolophitus pulchellus Bruner, 1890

Idaho point-headed grasshopper



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1993

Rediscovered in 2010

IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Birch Creek, Big Lost River, and Little Lost River Sinks Drainages, Idaho (east central), USA












Original scientific description:

Bruner, L. (1890). New North American Acrididae, found north of the Mexican boundary. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 12(764): 47-82.


Other references:

Jago, N. D. (1969). A revision of the systematics and taxonomy of certain North American Gomphocerine grasshoppers (Gomphocerinae, Acrididae, Orthoptera). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA 212(7): 229-335.

Kell, W., Zeik, T. and Benolkin, A. (1993). A survey of Acrolophitus pulchellus in Birch Creek, Idaho. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Boise, ID.

Orthopteroid Specialist Group. (1996). Acrolophitus pulchellus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. ( Downloaded on 29 January 2015.

Otee, D. (1981). The North American grasshoppers. Volume I, Acrididae: Gomphocerinae and Acridinae. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA.

Scoggan, A. C. and Brusven, M. A. (1972). Differentiation and ecology of common immature Gomphocerinae and Oedipodinae (Orthoptera: Acrididae) of Idaho and adjacent areas. Melanderia 8: 1-76.

Waterbury, Beth A. (2011). Idaho point-headed grasshopper inventory and survey—Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District 2010 final report. Technical Bulletin 2011-01, BLM, Boise, ID.

Waterbury, Beth A. (2014). Rediscovered Populations of the Idaho Point-Headed Grasshopper, Acrolophitus pulchellus (Bruner), 1890 (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Western North American Naturalist 74(3): 349-355.


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