Leprus intermedius Saussure [= L. cyaneus Cockerell]

Adult

Common name: BLUE-WINGED GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 24-49 mm.

General distribution: N. California E. to Colorado, S. to S. Texas and S. Baja California, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Colfax, Dona Ana, Grant, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Harding, Mora, Otero, Quay, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Union, Valencia.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Mountains.

Host: Unknown.

Adults Present: March-September.

Notes: One of two robust band-winged grasshoppers with distinctive white and black bands on the tegmina, and blue basal areas on hind wings; hind tibiae blue with white proximal ring. No crepitation. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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