A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Melanoplus infantilis (Scudder)

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

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

New Mexico Distributions Map

Common name: Tiny Spur-Throat.

Size: 15-20 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada to British Columbia, S. to New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Colfax, Rio Arriba.

Habitat: Mountain grassland.

Host: Grasses, forbs.

Adults Present: August-October.

Notes: Small species with relatively thin boot-shaped male cerci; furcula small; sides of supra-anal plate nearly straight; color brown, yellow, or gray; hind tibiae pale blue; tegmina long. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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

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