A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Boopedon Nubilum (Say)


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

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Black-Males Grasshopper, Boopie.

Size: 25-39 mm.

General distribution: Montana through central United States; S. to central Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Widely distributed in east central and southern grassland.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis).

Adults Present: July-October.

Notes: Males black with short wings; females usually brown to green (occasionally black) with short wings. Occasional pests on rangeland.

Reference: Otte 1981.

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