Syrbula montezuma (Saussure) [= S. fuscovittata Thomas]



Size: 25-39 mm.

General distribution: Colorado, S. through Arizona, Oklahoma, and Texas, to Chiapas, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Almost statewide, except NW.

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Habitat: Desert grassland, oak woodlands, pinon-juniper woodlands, hillsides, hot, rocky areas with good grass cover.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: July-October.

Notes: Similar to S. admirabilis, but without dark markings on tegmina, white streak along anterior tegmina; hind wings dark; abdomen and hind tibiae often blue in part. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981.

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