Chortophaga viridifasciata (De Geer)

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


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.

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