A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Melanoplus gladstoni (Scudder)


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

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

New Mexico Distributions Map

Common name: Gladston's Spur-Throat.

Size: 17-22 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada, S. to Arizona, Texas, and Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Many grasses, forbs, alfalfa.

Adults Present: August-October.

Notes: Cerci of male strap-like; furculae short, divergent; supra-anal plate with conspicuous depressions; subgenital plate wider than high; hind femora with lower margin straight to about middle; color brown with long tegmina conspicuously marked; hind tibiae red or green. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953, Capinera and Sechrist 1982.

M. gladstoni fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers

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