|Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)||Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: RED-LEGGED GRASSHOPPER.
Size: 19-26 mm.
General distribution: Widespread in the United States and Canada.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Habitat: Grassland, lawns, open woods; mostly moist, weedy areas.
Adults Present: July-November.
Notes: Male cerci relatively broad, hooked at apex; furculae long and pointed; supra-anal plate widened just posterior of middle; subgenital plate with broad emargination as seen from rear; color brown to red with darker markings; hind tibiae bright red or blue in blue color morph; tegmina long. Can be a serious pest.
Reference: Helfer 1953, Capinera and Sechrist 1982, Pfadt 1989.
M. femurrubrum fact sheet from the Field Guide
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