Common name: GRAY BIRD LOCUST.
Size: 40-70 mm.
General distribution: California to Texas, S. to Nicaragua.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Otero, Sierra, Socorro, Valencia.
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Habitat: Usually lower elevations, among shrubs in desert or riparian areas; occasionally in mountains in similar habitats.
Host: Forbs, crops.
Adults Present: August-November.
Notes: Very large bird grasshopper; color gray or brown, with some spots; hind tibiae brown to black. Destructive to cotton and alfalfa.
Reference: Dirsh 1974.
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