Exotic Pest Reporting
Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex) is an insect pest of alfalfa, grasses and shrubs. It was first detected in Colorado in 1984.
The Mormon cricket is a large shieldbacked katydid that can grow to almost three inches in length. They live throughout western North America in rangelands dominated by sagebrush and forbs. The Mormon cricket is flightless, but capable of traveling up to two kilometers a day in its swarming phase, during which it is a serious agricultural pest. .
07/19/2019 - Mormon crickets are invading Southeast Idaho
06/07/2019 - The miracle of the Cedar Waxwings
02/22/2019 - Mormon Cricket, Grasshopper Numbers on the Rise
11/30/2018 - The Bug Box: Mormon cricket
08/03/2017 - Year of the Cricket in Northern Nevada?
07/21/2017 - Mormon cricket invasion spreads here