A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Cordillacris Crenulata (Bruner)


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

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Crenulated Grasshopper.

Size: 17-21 mm.

General distribution: W. United States, except Pacific Northwest.

Distribution in New Mexico: Nearly statewide in grasslands.

Habitat: Grasslands.

Host: Blue grama and other grasses.

Adults Present: June-September.

Notes: A distinctive slant-faced grasshopper with dark brown crenulate markings on the tegmina; wings long; light brownish color. Can be a rangeland pest, especially with other grass-feeding species.

Reference: Otte 1981. Back to Alphabetical List