Size: 22-30 mm.
General distribution: Nebraska to Arizona, S. to Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Eastern half of state, Dona Ana, Hidalgo.
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Host: Grama grasses.
Adults Present: July-October.
Notes: Male cerci tapering to sharp point; body often colored with brown, red, and green; hind tibiae blue, tegmina somewhat shorter than abdomen. Not economically important.
Reference: Helfer 1953.
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