Melanoplus pictus Scudder

Common name: PICTURED SPUR-THROAT GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 25-35 mm.

General distribution: Arizona.

Distribution in New Mexico: Not known from the state but likely to occur in NM; common in Arizona.

Habitat: Weedy areas.

Host: Bushes, some crops.

Adults Present: May-November.

Notes: Similar to herbaceus but furculae narrower, color darker and tibiae deeper blue. Sometimes destructive to crops.

Reference: Ball et al. 1942, Helfer 1953.

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