Cratypedes neglectus (Thomas)

Common name: PRONOTAL RANGE GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 27-38 mm.

General distribution: SW and S. central Canada, S. to New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Colfax, Los Alamos, McKinley, Otero, Rio Arriba, Taos, Sandoval, San Miguel.

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Habitat: Mountain grassland.

Host: Range grasses.

Adults Present: May-September.

Notes: Large band-wing grasshopper with lateral lobes of pronotum wider ventrally; spots on tegmina not as distinct as in Xanthippus; hind tibiae red, orange, or yellow, with proximal one-fourth white. No crepitation. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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