A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Melanoplus Bowditchi (Scudder)
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Sagebrush Grasshopper.
Size: 20-30 mm.
General distribution: S. central Canada, S. to Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
Host: Sagebrush, Artemisia sp.
Adults Present: July-September.
Notes: Similar to M. flavidus, but can be distinguished by paler color and structure of aedeagus; male cerci broad at base and narrow at tip; tegmina about as long as abdomen; hind tibiae blue. Not economically important.
Reference: Helfer 1953, Capinera and Sechrist 1982.Back to Alphabetical List