Spharagemon collare (Scudder)

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.

Host: Grasses.

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.

S. collare fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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