Size: 18-32 mm.
General distribution: Arizona, New Mexico, and W. Texas, S. into Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Catron, Colfax, Dona Ana, Grant, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, Valencia.
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Habitat: Grassland, desert; rocky and gravelly areas, especially lava flows.
Adults Present: June-November.
Notes: Similar to P. robustus, but differing in details of coloring on inner hind femora; usually smaller. Not economically important.
Reference: Rehn and Grant 1961.
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