|Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)||Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: NORTHERN GREEN-STRIPED LOCUST
Size: 24-36 mm.
General distribution: S. Canada, S. to Costa Rica except West Coast of U.S.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Colfax, Dona Ana, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos, Union, Valencia.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Habitat: Mostly riparian or irrigated grassland.
Host: Grasses, such as Poa and Agropyron.
Adults Present: April-July.
Notes: Chunky grasshoppers; tegmina long; color of females variable, sometimes with brown streak on tegmina; males usually brown, sometimes green. Makes continuous crackling sound in flight. Occasional range pests.
Reference: Otte 1984.
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