Aeoloplides elegans (Scudder)

Size: 12-24 mm.

General distribution: S. New Mexico and W. Texas.

Distribution in New Mexico: Dona Ana, hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Sierra.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Desert grassland.

Host: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family).

Adults Present: June-August.

Notes: Tegmina not longer than abdomen; male hind coxal tooth prominent. Not economically important.

Reference: Wallace 1955.

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