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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