|Adult||Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: FOUR-SPOTTED GRASSHOPPER.
Size: 14-25 mm.
General distribution: S. central Canada, S. through Arizona and Texas, into S. central Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Eastern and southern part of state.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Host: Grasses, especially grama and buffalo grass.
Adults Present: July-September.
Notes: Slightly slanting face; head large; overall color green or brown; hind tibiae brown; tegmina spotted, slightly shorter than abdomen. Can be destructive to range grasses.
Reference: Otte 1981.
P. quadrimaculatum fact sheet from the Field
Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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