|Adult||Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: BIG-HEADED GRASSHOPPER
Size: 20-27 mm.
General distribution: SW Canada, through W. United States to S. central Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Adults Present: June-August.
Notes: One of two so-called "cross" grasshoppers with cross-like markings on dorsal pronotum. This species differs from A. femoratum in having less distinct bands on hind femora, being slightly larger, and often having a light stripe down the tegmina as seen from above. This species can be very destructive on rangeland.
Reference: Otte 1981, Pfadt 1989.
A. elliotti fact sheet from the Field Guide
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