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Grasshoppers Collected at Petit Jean State Park, Conway County, Arkansas

by JoVonn G. Hill

During the 2008 W. H. Cross Collecting Expedition (4-8 August) to Petit Jean State Park, located near Morrilton Arkansas, 20 grasshopper species were collected at various locals and habitats within the park.. For more information about this Cross expedition, go to the 2008 Cross Expedition Log.

petit Jean glade

Glade like area on the Seven Hollows Trail (Site 1).

Grasshopper collection sites at Petit Jean State Park.
Site Description Lat./Long. Habitat
1 Seven Hollows Trail, right fork (Glade) 35°06'47"N 92°56'59"W rock outcrop/glade
2 Cabin area (cabin 7)

35°07'07"N 92°56'16"W

open pine-hardwood forest on ridge
3 Hwy 154-Roadside Prairie Site 35°06'55"N 92°56'16"W roadside prairie
4 Seven Hollows Trail, right fork, Hollow 35°06'43"N 92°56'59"W hardwood forest in hollow
5 Rock House Cave Trail 35°07'22"N 92°56'11"W pine-hardwood forest on ridge

Petiti Jean Rock Outcrop

Rock out crops along the Rock House Cave Trail (Site 5).



Orphullela pelidna Burmeister: Sites 1, 3, and 5
Dichromorpha viridis Scudder: Site 3
Syrbula admirabilis Uhler: Sites 1 and 3
Mermiria bivittata (Serville): Sites 1, 3, and 5


Arphia sulphurea Fabr.: Site 5.
Arphia xanthoptera Bermeister:Site 3.
Chortophaga viridifasciata De Geer: Sites 1, 2, and 3
Hippiscus ocelote Scudder:Sites 1, 2, and 3
Spharagemon bolli Scudder: Sites 3, 4, and 5
Dissosteira carolina L. Site 2
Trimeroptripis saxatalis McNeil: Sites 1, 2, and 5


Campylacantha olivacea Scudder: Site 3
Hesperotettix viridis (Thomas): Site 3
Melanoplus scudderi Uhler: Sites 1 and 3
Melanoplus oklahomae Hebard: Site 3
Melanoplus keeleri Thomas: Sites 1 and 5
Melanoplus ponderosus (Scudder): Sites 3, 4, and 5
Melanoplus punctulatus (Scudder): Site 2
Melanoplus rusticus (Stål): Site 4
Melanoplus sanguinipes G & B: Site 1


Seven Hollows

Mixed mesic forest along the Seven Hollows Trail (Site 4).