A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Dactylotum Bicolor (Thomas) [= D. Variegatum (Scudder), = D. Pictum]
New Mexico Distribution Map
Common name: Pictured Grasshopper, Barber Pole Grasshopper.
Size: 20-35 mm.
General distribution: Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas, S. to N. Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Widely distributed on grassland.
Habitat: Grassland and desert.
Host: Various forbs; likes Verbena stricta and Baccharis wrightii.
Adults Present: June-October.
Notes: Only short-winged grasshopper in New Mexico with blue, red, white, and yellow markings arranged in transverse bands. Not economically important. Often very abundant.
Reference: Helfer 1953, Capinera and Sechrist 1982.Back to Alphabetical List