Size: 38-42 mm.
General distribution: SW and S. central Canada, S. through Rocky Mountains to New Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Colfax, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Otero, Sandoval, San Miguel, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos, Union, Valencia.
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Habitat: Mountain slopes.
Host: Various forbs, moss.
Adults Present: July-August.
Notes: A conspicuous band-winged grasshopper with a loud crackling noise in flight. Hind wings yellowish with central dark band. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.
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