Size: 23-50 mm.
General distribution: Maryland to Florida, W. and S. to New Mexico and Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Otero.
Habitat: Unknown in New Mexico; found in disturbed, sunny, weedy areas in southern Mississippi.
Adults Present: ?
Notes: Large bird grasshopper; dark olive-green to purplish, sometimes with dorsal stripe; color uniform or may be faintly spotted; hind tibiae black-purple. Not economically important.
Reference: Dirsh 1974.
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