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.
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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