Cordillacris occipitalis (Thomas)

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

Common name: SPOTTED WING GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 15-22 mm.

General distribution: South-central Canada through W. United States.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Blue grama and other range grasses.

Adults Present: June-September.

Notes: Similar to C. crenulata, but without crenulated markings on tegmina. Can be a rangeland pest, especially with other grass-feeding species.

Reference: Otte 1981, Pfadt 1989.

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