Metator pardalinus (Saussure)

Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide) Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)


Size: 26-45 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada, S. to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Distribution in New Mexico: Eastern and northern part of state.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Similar to Trachyrhachys, but with spoon-shaped cerci; tegmina spotted rather than banded; hind tibiae blue. Occasionally destructive to wheat.

Reference: Otte 1984.

M. pardalinus fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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