A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Dissosteira Carolina (Linnaeus)

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

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

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Carolina Grasshopper

Size: 37-58 mm.

General distribution: S. Canada and throughout the United States.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide, especially along roadsides.

Habitat: Roadsides, disturbed places, often at relatively high elevations.

Host: Grasses, forbs.

Adults Present: May-November.

Notes: Only large band-winged grasshopper in New Mexico with black hind wings trimmed with yellow; tegmina not spotted. No noticeable crepitation. Occasionally important economically.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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