A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Heliaula Rufa (Scudder)


Adult

New Mexico Distribution Map

Common name: Rufous Grasshopper.

Size: 19-25 mm.

General distribution: W. Nebraska and SE Wyoming, S. to SW Texas and S. Arizona.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.

Habitat: Short grasslands.

Host: Shorter range grasses.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Cream to light orange-brown, often with crescent-shaped mark dorsally; hind wings faintly blue. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981.

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