|Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)||Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: MERMIRIA GRASSHOPPER.
Size: 38-51 mm.
General distribution: S. central Canada, S. into Mexico, E. to Georgia, and W. to California.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Chaves, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Quay, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, Union, Valencia.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Habitat: Mostly taller grasses, especially those in moist areas and sand hills.
Adults Present: June-November.
Notes: Large slant-faced grasshopper with sword-shaped antennae and black stripes on head and lateral pronotum; hind tibiae red or sometimes yellow. Occasionally destructive to rangeland.
Reference: Otte 1981.
M. bivittata fact sheet from the Field Guide
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