A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Cordillacris Occipitalis (Thomas)


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

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Spotted Wing Grasshopper.

Size: 15-22 mm.

General distribution: South-central Canada through W. United States.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Blue grama and other range grasses.

Adults Present: June-September.

Notes: Similar to C. crenulata, but without crenulated markings on tegmina. Can be a rangeland pest, especially with other grass-feeding species.

Reference: Otte 1981, Pfadt 1989.

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