A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Mestobregma plattei (Thomas)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Platte Range Grasshopper.
Size: 22-40 mm.
General distribution: Montana and the Dakotas, S. into New Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
Host: Shrubs, Atriplex (salt bush).
Adults Present: June-October.
Notes: Band-wing with red or yellow basal area on hind wing and spur on hind wing band; black streak through lower part of eyes and black mark on lateral pronotum; two distinct half-bands on tegmina; inner hind femora black with white ring distally; hind tibiae blue. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.