|Adult||Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: OBSCURE GRASSHOPPER.
Size: 13-25 mm.
General distribution: S. central Canada through western United States, S. into Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
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Adults Present: April-October.
Notes: Pale, slant-faced grasshopper with straight sides to lateral dorsal pronotal bands (similar Eritettix has constriction toward middle); hind tibiae brown; without curved lateral pronotal markig found in Eritettix; tegmina shorter or as long as abdomen. Can be destructive to range grasses and small grains.
Reference: Otte 1981.
O. obscura fact sheet from the Field Guide
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