A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Melanoplus discolor (Scudder)


New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Contrasting Spur-Throat.

Size: 19-25 mm.

General distribution: Colorado to Kansas, S. to Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Distribution in New Mexico: Curry, Sandoval, Union.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: Unknown.

Notes: Male cerci wide and bent; furculae short; subgenital plate higher than wide; color yellow to ashy-brown with darker markings; hind tibiae red; tegmina short. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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