Melanoplus bivittatus

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Two-striped Grasshopper
Two-striped Grasshopper.jpg
Mer Bleue Conservation Area, Ottawa, Canada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Family: Acrididae
Subfamily: Melanoplinae
Genus: Melanoplus
Species: M. bivittatus
Binomial name
Melanoplus bivittatus
(Say, 1825)

The Two-striped Grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus) is a species of grasshopper belonging to the genus Melanoplus. It is considered a pest species to the United States and Canada.[1]

A relatively large species, its size ranges from 30 to 55 mm.[2] A pair of pale yellow stripes running along the top of it body from above its eyes to the hind tip of its wings identify this species.