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Schistocerca americana

Resource Type
Common Name
American grasshopper

This genome project is a joint effort between the Behavioral Plasticity Research Institute ( and the Ag100Pest project (

Schistocerca americana is a species of grasshopper in the family Acrididae known commonly as the American grasshopper and American bird grasshopper. It is native to North America, where it occurs in the eastern United States, Mexico, and the Bahamas. Occasional, localized outbreaks of this grasshopper occur, and it is often referred to as a locust, though it lacks the true swarming form of its congener, the desert locust (S. gregaria). (

This dataset is not published - please follow Toronto/Ft. Lauderdale conditions of data re-use.

Childers AK, Geib SM, Sim SB, Poelchau MF, Coates BS, Simmonds TJ, Scully ED, Smith TPL, Childers CP, Corpuz RL, Hackett K, Scheffler B. The USDA-ARS Ag100Pest Initiative: High-Quality Genome Assemblies for Agricultural Pest Arthropod Research.. Insects. 2021 Jul 09; 12(7).
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Image Credit
Schistocerca_americana.jpg by Brandon Woo
NameProgramDate Constructed
NCBI Schistocerca americana Annotation Release 100NCBI Eukaryotic Genome Annotation PipelineMar 18th, 2022
Functional annotation of NCBI Schistocerca americana Annotation Release 100AgBase functional annotation pipelineApr 11th, 2022
Schistocerca americana genome assembly iqSchAmer2.1 (GCF_021461395.2)HiFiASM v. 0.15.4; 3D-DNA v. 210817; Juicebox Assembly Tools v. 1.11Feb 14th, 2022
Other Information
Community Contact
Hojun Song, Texas A&M University; Anna Childers, Agricultural Research Service; Olga Dudchenko, Baylor College of Medicine