Pardalophora haldemani (Scudder)

Common name: HALDEMAN'S GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 27-53 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada through central United States, S. to New Mexico and Texas.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Colfax.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Reared on grasses.

Adults Present: May-July.

Notes: A large band-winged grasshopper similar to Xanthippus, but with median pronotal ridge cut once. Inner hind femora yellow to orange with no bands; hind tibiae often yellowish; hind wing banded with spur and basal area rose-red to yellow; tegmina spotted. No crepitation. Not economically important. May intergrade with P. saussurei.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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