Amphitornus coloradus (Thomas)

Adult Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)


Size: 17-24 mm.

General distribution: SW Canada to central Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Widely distributed.

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Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Range grasses.

Adults Present: July-October.

Notes: Distinctive stripes, pointed head, and slanted face usually separates this grasshopper from other common range species. Can be destructive to range, especially in association with other grass feeders.

Reference: Otte 1981, Pfadt 1989.

A. coloradus fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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