Melanoplus fasciatus (Walker)

Common name: HUCKLEBERRY SPUR-THROAT.

Size: 19-27 mm.

General distribution: Newfoundland and Labrador to British Columbia in Canada; S. to New Mexico and Alabama.

Distribution in New Mexico: Sandoval, Santa Fe, Taos.

Habitat: Mountains.

Host: Forbs.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Male cerci somewhat bone-shaped or strap-shaped; furculae small, pointed; subgenital plate as high as wide; color gray-brown; hind tibiae reddish with pale basal ring; tegmina slightly shorter than abdomen. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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