Melanoplus regalis (Dodge)

Common name: REGAL SPUR-THROAT.

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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Habitat: Grassland.

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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