Camnula pellucida (Scudder)

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


Size: 19-32 mm.

General distribution: Yukon, E. to Nova Scotia, Canada; S. to Pennsylvania in the Eastern U.S., and California, Arizona, and New Mexico in the West.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Colfas, De Baca, McKinley, Quay, Rio Arriba, San Juan, San Miguel, Sandoval, Taos, Torrance, Union.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Mountain grasslands.

Host: Primarily grasses.

Adults Present: June-September.

Notes: Pronotum with distinct lateral ridges; tegmina with straw-colored stripe and dark spots. A pest of rangeland grasses.

Reference: Otte 1984, Pfadt 1989.

C. pellucida  fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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