A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Acrolophitus Hirtipes (Say) [=A. Variegatus Bruner]


New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Green Fool Grasshopper.

Size: 45-50 mm.

General distribution: Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada; S. to San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Chaves, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Lea, Lincoln, Quay, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Union.

Habitat: Collected commonly in mixed grasses along roadsides.

Host: Forbs, especially Boraginaceae (Phaecelia, etc.), Loasaceae (Mentzelia nudum), Polygonaceae (Eriogonum annuum) and Asteraceae (Evax verna).

Adults Present: May-August.

Notes: Only green grasshopper with a smooth crest on the dorsal pronotum. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981.

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