Size: 30-46 mm.
General distribution: Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, S. to Arizona and New Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Dona Ana, Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Guadalupe, Lincoln, McKinley, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, Sandoval, San Juan, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, Valencia.
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Habitat: Sand hills, eroded areas, other sandy habitat; sometimes on soft, shale soils in Raton area.
Host: Forbs? Reared on grasses.
Adults Present: April-August.
Notes: Similar to X. corallipes, but with irregular, less distinct, spots on tegmina. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.
Previous Species: Xanthippus corallipes
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