Circotettix rabula, the wrangler grasshopper, can be found on
bare or eroded soil throughout the state. It ranges to higher elevations
than C. carlinianus and is common on exposed road banks in areas
of ponderosa pine. Eggs overwinter in the soil and hatch in late spring.
Adults are present from late July to September. It is a mixed feeder preferring
forbs such as locoweed, vetch, and sandwort. Its weed feeding may have
a limited beneficial effect on rangelands.
Ref: Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.