Arphia simplex Scudder

Size: 30-44 mm.

General distribution: S. Ohio and S. South Dakota; S. to Chiapas, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: No records, but should occur in eastern counties.

Habitat: Fields, prairies, open woodland.

Host: Probably grasses.

Adults Present: April-December.

Notes: Similar to A. conspersa, but usually lacking white band on anal region of tegmina. Very narrow spur on hind wings. Makes a crackling sound in flight. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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