A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Arphia Conspersa (Scudder)

Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)

Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Speckled Rangeland Grasshopper

Size: 20-35 mm.

General distribution: Alaska, S. to central Mexico, E. to Iowa.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.

Habitat: Sunny undisturbed areas, desert to alpine.

Host: Various grasses and a few forbs.

Adults Present: March to August, mostly April and May.

Notes: Basal area of hind wings yellow, orange, or pink with prominent black band; spur toward body; tegmina unmarked. Makes a distinct crackling sound in flight. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984, Pfadt 1991.

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