Common name: ARID LANDS SPUR-THROAT.
Size: 13-20 mm.
General distribution: California, E. to Texas.
Distribution in New Mexico: Nearly statewide, except NE.
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Habitat: Desert mountains.
Host: Forbs, cultivated plants.
Adults Present: July-September.
Notes: Male cerci long and slender, narrow toward middle; furculae short; tegmina very short and pad-like; hind tibiae green-blue. Occasionally damages cultivated plants.
Reference: Helfer 1953
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