Melanoplus cinereus Scudder

Common name: ASHY SPUR-THROAT GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 23-26 mm.

General distribution: British Columbia, Canada, and Montana, S. to California and New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo.

Habitat: In bushes, often Artemisia or Chrysothamnus.

Host: Probably composite shrubs.

Adults Present: Unknown.

Notes: Male cerci narrow in middle; furculae large,divergent, and pointed. Color gray to brown, hind tibiae blue. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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