Leprus wheeleri (Thomas) [= L. glaucipennis Scudder, L. robustus (Hebard)]

Adult

Common name: BLUE WINGED GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 35-57 mm.

General distribution: Colorado S. to Texas and SE Arizona and central Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Dona Ana, Hidalgo, Lea, Luna, Otero, Quay, San Juan, Sierra, Socorro, Union, Valencia.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Grassland, desert.

Host: Range grasses.

Adults Present: July-December.

Notes: Similar to above, but more pale and with narrower hind wing bands. Tibia yellow, green, or blue; wings pale yellow to pale blue. No crepitation. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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