A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Melanoplus Confusus (Scudder)


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

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

New Mexico Distributions Map

Common name: Little Pasture Spur-Throat.

Size: 16-25 mm.

General distribution: British Columbia, Canada, to New England; S. to North Carolina, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Distribution in New Mexico: From northern counties south to Bernalillo County.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Forbs, grasses.

Adults Present: June-July.

Notes: Male cerci with broad tooth; furculae short, horn-like; subgenital plate transverse; color brown to yellow with dark spots; hind tibiae red to greenish-blue; tegmina long. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953, Pfadt 1989.