Size: 20-27 mm.
General distribution: SE Arizona, SW New Mexico, and Sonora, Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Hidalgo.
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Habitat: Desert grassland.
Host: Various composites, such as Franseria, Ambrosia, and Haplopappus.
Adults Present: July-November.
Notes: Short-winged, with blue hind tibiae. Male cerci slender. Not economically important.
Reference: Ball, et al. 1942.
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