Melanoplus kennicotti Scudder

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

Common name: KENNICOTT'S SPUR-THROAT.

Size: 17-21 mm.

General distribution: Alaska to Saskatchewan, Canada; S. to New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Rio Arriba.

Habitat: Grasslands, mountains.

Host: Unknown.

Adults Present: ?

Notes: Male cerci broad, with no projections; furculae small; subgenital plate with distal margin elevated; color gray-green; hind tibiae blue, buff, or red; tegmina long. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

M. kennicotti fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
Next Species: Melanoplus lakinus
Previous Species: Melanoplus keeleri
List of New Mexico Grasshopper Fact Sheets
Grasshoppers of New Mexico Contents