A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Encoptolophus Costalis Scudder [ = E. Parvus Scudder, E. sordidus (Burmeister)]

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

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

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Dusky Grasshopper

Size: 16-31 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada, S. to central Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Cibola, Colfax, Harding, Lea, Lincoln, Mora, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union, Valencia.

Habitat: Moist areas with rich grass and sedge growth; likes wet pastures, seeps.

Host: Range grasses.

Adults Present: August-October.

Notes: Tegmina with three distinct bands; hind wings with slight darkening toward tips; dark lateral marking on pronotum; hind tibiae blue. Can be a pest on range grasses.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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