Spharagemon campestris is common on high-elevation rangelands
and mountain foothills. It prefers thinly vegetated grasslands and forest
openings on coarse soil. Eggs overwinter in the soil. Adults are present
from late July to September. At higher elevations a two-year life cycle
may be possible. It is a mixed feeder but prefers grasses. It can be moderately
abundant but does not damage rangelands to a significant degree.
Ref: Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.