Melanoplus herbaceus Bruner

Common name: ARROWWEED GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 23-29 mm.

General distribution: California to Texas, S. to Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Otero.

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Habitat: Riparian.

Host: Arrowweed, Pluchea sericea.

Adults Present: March-October.

Notes: Male cerci truncated, wider at base than apex; furculae large and strap-shaped; subgenital plate with weak emargination; body slender, green; hind tibiae pale green-blue; tegmina very long. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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