A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Chortophaga Viridifasciata (De Geer)

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

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

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Northern Green-Striped Locust

Size: 24-36 mm.

General distribution: S. Canada, S. to Costa Rica except West Coast of U.S.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Colfax, Dona Ana, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Socorro, Taos, Union, Valencia.

Habitat: Mostly riparian or irrigated grassland.

Host: Grasses, such as Poa and Agropyron.

Adults Present: April-July.

Notes: Chunky grasshoppers; tegmina long; color of females variable, sometimes with brown streak on tegmina; males usually brown, sometimes green. Makes continuous crackling sound in flight. Occasional range pests.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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