A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Circotettix Rabula (Rhen and Hebard)


New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Wrangler Grasshopper

Size: 38-42 mm.

General distribution: SW and S. central Canada, S. through Rocky Mountains to New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Colfax, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Otero, Sandoval, San Miguel, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe, Taos, Union, Valencia.

Habitat: Mountain slopes.

Host: Various forbs, moss.

Adults Present: July-August.

Notes: A conspicuous band-winged grasshopper with a loud crackling noise in flight. Hind wings yellowish with central dark band. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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