A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Aeoloplides Turnbulli (Caudell) [=Aeoloplus t. (Caudell)]
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distribution Map
Common name: Thistle Grasshopper.
General distribution: W. North Dakota and south-central Canada, S. to E. New Mexico, N. Texas, and W. Oklahoma.
Distribution in New Mexico: Widely distributed, especially in eastern half of state and in southwest quarter.
Host: Various Chenopodiaceae such as Atriplex (salt bush), Kochia(a primary host on the Great Plains), and Salsola (Russian thistle). Rarely attacks beets and spinach.
Adults Present: July-September.
Notes: Tegmina nearly as long or longer than abdomen; male with prominent tooth on hind coxa; often greenish. Rarely of economic importance.
Reference: Wallace 1955.Back to Alphabetical List