|Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)||Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: RED-WINGED GRASSHOPPER
Size: 30-47 mm.
General distribution: British Columbia E. to Ontario, Canada, and Ohio; S. to central Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Widely distributed on grassland.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Host: Various grasses and a few forbs.
Adults Present: June-December.
Notes: Easily separated from other grasshoppers by dark color, combined with black and bright red (occasionally deep orange, rarely yellow) hind wings. Makes a distinct crackling noise in flight. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.
A. pseudonietana fact sheet from the
Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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