A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Melanoplus splendidus (Hebard)

New Mexico Distributions Map
Size: 30-35 mm.

General distribution: N. Arizona and New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Cibola, Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Lincoln, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union.

Habitat: Mountains.

Host: Junipers.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: A large arboreal grasshopper found almost exclusively on juniper bark; overall color matches the bark. Rare. Probably nocturnal. Not economically important.

Reference: Ball et al. 1942.

Back to Alphabetical list