|Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)||Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: KEELER'S SPUR-THROAT.
Size: 17-35 mm.
General distribution: Alberta to Ontario, Canada; S. to Nevada, N. New Mexico, Texas, and Florida.
Distribution in New Mexico: Union.
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Habitat: Primarily gravel breaks.
Host: In Colorado, mostly wild tarragon, Artemisia (sagebrush), Dracunculoides, and related species.
Adults Present: June-November.
Notes: Male cerci with ventral projection, but not boot-shaped; furculae very small; subgenital plate somewhat pentagonal; brown, often tinged purple; hind tibiae red; tegmina long. Not economically important.
Reference: Helfer 1953.
M. keeleri fact sheet from the Field Guide
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