Melanoplus glaucipes (Scudder)

Common name: GLAUCOUS-LEGGED SPUR-THROAT.

Size: 22-28 mm.

General distribution: Colorado and Kansas, S. to Durango, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Eastern and central parts of the state.

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Habitat: Grassland, mostly hot rocky slopes.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: June-October.

Notes: Male cerci broadly expanded; furculae short but distinct; subgenital plate rectangular, wider than high; color brown with distinct lateral pronotal dark stripes; hind tibiae greenish-blue; tegmina about as long as abdomen. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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