A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Melanoplus franciscanus (Scudder)Size: 20-32 mm.
General distribution: High elevations in Arizona and New Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Catron, Grant, Lincoln, Sierra.
Adults Present: July-September.
Notes: Male cerci narrowed at middle; hind femora banded; hind tibiae red; tegmina short. Not economically important.
Reference: Ball et al. 1942.