Acantherus piperatus Scudder and Cockerell

 
Adult

Common name: SLENDER RANGE GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 20-30 mm.

General distribution: S. Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas; S. to Durango, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Sandoval, Valencia.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Desert grassland.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: July-October.

Notes: Only dark slant-faced grasshopper with white tips to antennae and red hind tibiae. Rare, not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981.

Next Species: Achurum sumichrasti
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