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Mormon Cricket Biology and Management

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Publication #: B-1191
Date Published: 01/01/2008

Publication Author(s):
Alex Latchininsky
Scott Schell

Description:
Mormon Cricket Biology and Management Life cycle One generation occurs per year. Eggs are laid in the summer. The female uses her long ovipositor to hide the egg inches deep in soil. The eggs can withstand high temperatures and freezing cold. The number of eggs produced per female: 85 to 180. The eggs will start to hatch in very early spring when soil temperatures reach 40F. Hatching has been noted as early as late January to as late as May across the Mormon crickets geographic range. Typically, hatching starts in March. HABITATS Mormon crickets inhabit rangeland dominated by sagebrush and forbs. Large populations can develop in the open sagebrush-grass associations of the Great Basin and foothills of mountain ranges in western North America.


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