All Current Publications

Document Type



Utah State University Extension

Publication Date



Grasshoppers are a threat to crops and rangeland across the West, but Utah always has had a special historical relationship with Mormon Crickets. Anabrus simplex has been known as a Mormon Cricket since 1848 when hordes of the insect started eating the early Mormon settlers’ much-needed crops.

Included in

Agriculture Commons



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.