Melanoplus foxi Hebard, 1923

Fox's short-wing grasshopper


Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1938 (1923?)

Rediscovered in May 2015



Georgia, USA












Original scientific description:

Hebard, M. (1923). An interesting new species of the genus Melanoplus from Central Georgia (Orthoptera, Acrididae). Entomological News, and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 34: 260-262.


Other references:

Hubbell, Theodor H. (1932). A revision of the Puer Group of the North American genus Melanoplus, with remarks on the taxonomic value of the concealed male genitalia in the Cyrtacanthacrinae (Orthoptera, Acrididae). University of Michigan, Museum of Zoology, Miscellaneous Publications 23.

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

Woller, Derek A. and Hill, JoVonn G. (2015). Melanoplus foxi Hebard, 1923 (Orthoptera: Acrididae: Melanoplinae): Rediscovered After Almost 60 Years Using Historical Field Notes Connected to Curated Specimens. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 141(3): 545-574. [Abstract]


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