A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Bootettix Argentatus Bruner


New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Creosotebush Grasshopper.

Size: 20-26 mm.

General distribution: Nevada, E. to Texas, and S. to central Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Sierra, Socorro.

Habitat: Desert.

Host: Creosotebush (Larrea tridentata).

Adults Present: Throughout the year.

Notes: Easily separated by host association and color pattern; yellow green with silvery-white markings. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981, Mispagel 1978.

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