Melanoplus angustipennis (Dodge)

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


Size: 17-22 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada, S. to Arizona, Texas, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Distribution in New Mexico: Nearly statewide.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Grassland, sandhills, and mountains.

Host: Various grasses, forbs, moss, and fungus.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Male cerci narrowed at middle; male furculae divergent; markings inconspicuous. Tegmina long. Hind tibiae highly variable in color, especially northeastern New Mexico. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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