Hippiscus ocelote (Saussure) [= H. rugosus (Scudder)]


Size: 28-54 mm.

General distribution: Montana, E. to New Jersey, S. to Florida, and through S. Arizona and S. Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Hidalgo, Sierra, and Union.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Some range grasses (Poa, Bromus).

Adults Present: July-November.

Notes: A large, robust, leopard-spotted grasshopper; hind wings yellow to orange or pink to rose-red with dark band and spur. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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