Encoptolophus subgracilis Caudell [= E. pallidus Bruner in part]

Size: 18-33 mm.

General distribution: South Dakota, SW to California and S. through Texas to Honduras.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Chaves, Colfax, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Socorro, Torrance, Valencia.

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Habitat: Mostly playas and arroyos where intermittent water stands; will move into crop fields.

Host: Grasses(?), alfalfa, truck crops.

Adults Present: March-December.

Notes: Similar to E. costalis, but hind tibiae gray. Can be a pest of agricultural crops.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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