Size: 25-35 mm.
General distribution: Iowa S. to Mississippi, W. to New Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Dona Ana, Eddy, Guadalupe, Hidalgo.
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Habitat: Mountains, pinon-juniper.
Adults Present: July-September.
Notes: Male cerci expanded toward apex; furculae absent; subgenital plate wider than high and elevated in the middle; color brown, green, or gray; hind tibiae red or orange with light and dark rings toward base; tegmina shorter than abdomen. Not economically important.
Reference: Helfer 1953.
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