Dissosteira longipennis (Thomas)

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


Size: 40-60 mm.

General distribution: Central United States, from South Dakota to Texas and New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Eastern half of state.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: High plains, mostly sand hills.

Host: Grasses; in outbreak years also corn, sorghum, millet, alfalfa, etc.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Similar to D. carolina, except black on hind wings not as extensive, with border ivory or clear and tip spotted; tegmina spotted. Crepitation not noticeable. Can be a pest of crops.

Reference: Otte 1984.

D. longipennis  fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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