Melanoplus yarrowii (Thomas)

Common name: YARROW'S SPUR THROAT.

Size: 30-40 mm.

General distribution: Colorado to California, S. to Arizona and New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: San Juan.

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Habitat: Weedy areas in washes.

Host: Mostly forbs, but occasionally crops, such as alfalfa, cotton, and clover.

Adults Present: July-October.

Notes: Similar to M. bivittatus, but male cerci abruptly widen toward apex on both sides, no dorsal stripes on body, and hind femur not black on upper half.

Reference: Ball et al. 1942, Helfer 1953.

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