Hadrotettix magnificus (Rehn) [= Trimerotropis magnifica (Rehn)]

Size: 40-53 mm.

General distribution: Kansas and Colorado, S. through New Mexico and Texas to N. Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Eastern half of state and Hidalgo county.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: In captivity, will eat many dicots, avoiding grass species; cannibalistic.

Adults Present: June-October.

Notes: Large band-winged grasshopper with red or orange hind tibiae; band on hind wing without spur. Differs from H. trifasciatus in having base of inner hind femora red. No crepitation. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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