A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Campylacantha Olivacea (Scudder)


New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Fuzzy Olive-Green Grasshopper.

Size: 19-31 mm.

General distribution: Illinois, S. to Georgia, W. to Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Colfax, Cibola, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, McKinley, Mora, Otero, Quay, Roosevelt, San Juan, San Miguel, Socorro, Torrance, Union, Valencia.

Habitat: Desert, grassland.

Host: Flourensia cernua (tarbush), and some other composite shrubs. Favors wormwoods, Artemisia dracunculoides, and relatives throughout the plains.

Adults Present: ?

Notes: Green, brown, or blackish; male cerci flattened at tip; wings short; body fuzzy. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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