|Adult||Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)|
Common name: RED SHANKS GRASSHOPPER.
Size: 25-65 mm.
General distribution: SW and S. central Canada, S. through Nebraska and Oklahoma, Washington, and California, to S. Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
New Mexico Distribution Map
Habitat: Grassland and desert.
Host: Grasses, forbs; reared on grasses.
Adults Present: May-July.
Notes: Medium to large band-winged grasshopper with spotted tegmina and bright red inner hind femora. Mountain form smaller than Great Plains form. Spots on tegmina large and numerous; hind tibiae red; median pronotal crest low; inner hind femur often blue-black with red apex. Can be destructive to rangeland.
Reference: Otte 1984.
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