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.
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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