A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Encoptolophus Sordidus (Burmeister)

Size: 22-33 mm.

General distribution: NE United States, W. to North Dakota and Oklahoma.

Distribution in New Mexico: Not known from New Mexico but may occur in Union County.

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

Host: Probably forbs.

Adults Present: July-October.

Notes: Hind tibiae brown to black (other species with hind tibiae blue to gray). Can be a pest on range grasses and some crops such as alfalfa.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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