A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Cibolacris Parviceps (Walker)


New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Cream Grasshopper

Size: 20-32 mm.

General distribution: SW United States from Nevada S. through Baja California and the Chihuahuan Desert of Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Cibola, Dona Ana, Eddy, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna, Otero, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Juan, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro.

Habitat: Desert.

Host: Annual forbs, creosotebush.

Adults Present: March-November.

Notes: A common, somewhat chunky, pale, desert grasshopper with long, spotted tegmina. Tip of pronotal disk darkened, dorsal hind femora banded. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981.

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