Chorthippus curtipennis (Harris) [= C. longicornis (Latreille)]

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


Size: 13-24 mm.

General distribution: Alaska to Labrador, Canada; S. to North Carolina, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Colfax, Lincoln, Otero, Roosevelt, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos, Torrance.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Mountains.

Host: Sedges and grasses.

Adults Present: July-October.

Notes: Males stridulate; brown to greenish grasshoppers, often found in damp situations; tegmina short. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981, Pfadt 1989.

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