Circotettix carlinianus (Thomas) [= Aerochoreutes c. (Thomas)]

Common name: CARLINIAN SNAPPER GRASSHOPPER

Size: 29-46 mm.

General distribution: SW Canada, S. to Nevada and Colorado.

Distribution in New Mexico: No definite record, but should occur along the Colorado border.

Habitat: Open dry prairies, bare ground on slopes.

Host: Easily reared on grasses; possibly feeds on some forbs.

Adults Present: July-August.

Notes: Identified by color or pattern of hind wings, transparent or black basal area. Makes extremely loud buzzing sound in flight; buzzing may be continuous or interrupted. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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