Mestobregma plattei (Thomas)

Adult

Common name: PLATTE RANGE GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 22-40 mm.

General distribution: Montana and the Dakotas, S. into New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.

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Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Shrubs, Atriplex (salt bush).

Adults Present: June-October.

Notes: Band-wing with red or yellow basal area on hind wing and spur on hind wing band; black streak through lower part of eyes and black mark on lateral pronotum; two distinct half-bands on tegmina; inner hind femora black with white ring distally; hind tibiae blue. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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