Clematodes larreae Scudder

Adult

Common name: GRAY CREOSOTEBUSH GRASSHOPPER

Size: 20-28 mm.

General distribution: S. New Mexico and Arizona through the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Dona Ana, Eddy, Lea, Otero.

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Habitat: Desert.

Host: Creosotebush.

Adults Present: May-July.

Notes: The only spur-throated and slant-faced grasshopper in New Mexico. Rarely collected, possibly because of its excellent camouflage. Color mottled gray or brown; pronotum rugose; tegmina very short. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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