|Adult||Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: GREEN-STREAK GRASSHOPPER, SNAKEWEED GRASSHOPPER (including H. curtipennis Scudder).
Size: 15-30 mm.
General distribution: Widely distributed from Canada to Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
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Habitat: Shrubby composites in grasslands.
Host: Primarily snakeweed (Gutierrezia spp.) and rabbitbrush (Chrysothamnus spp.), but also a few other composite forbs and shrubs in the tribes Asterae and Senecioneae.
Adults Present: July-October.
Notes: Tegmina long to short but often surpassing abdomen; color green or brown with white or red dorsal stripe and lateral streaks; joint of hind femora and tibiae red or pink ("red-kneed"). Can be beneficial in large numbers; will defoliate and often kill snakeweed.
Reference: Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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