|Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)||Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: MOTTLED SAND GRASSHOPPER.
Size: 23-37 mm.
General distribution: S. and W. Canada, E. to Virginia, S. to New Mexico and Arizona.
Distribution in New Mexico: Scattered over state, along rivers.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Habitat: Disturbed areas along arroyos, streams; sand hills.
Adults Present: June-October.
Notes: Similar to S. cristatum, but males smaller; pronotum not as pointed; median pronotal crest not as high; hind wings paler. Like S. cristatum the body is speckled; bands on tegmina obscure; hind tibiae orange. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.
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