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.
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.