Melanoplus borealis Fieber

Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide) Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)


Size: 17-28 mm.

General distribution: Alaska to Labrador, Canada; S. to California, New Mexico, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.

Distribution in New Mexico: Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Taos.

Habitat: Mountains.

Host: Range plants and crops.

Adults Present: Unknown.

Notes: Male cerci broader at base than at tip; furculae large; tegmina longer than or shorter than abdomen; hind tibiae red, yellowish, or pale brown. Can be destructive.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

M. borealis fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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