A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Melanoplus kennicotti (Scudder)

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

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

Common name: Kennicott's Spur-Throat.

Size: 17-21 mm.

General distribution: Alaska to Saskatchewan, Canada; S. to New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Rio Arriba.

Habitat: Grasslands, mountains.

Host: Unknown.

Adults Present: ?

Notes: Male cerci broad, with no projections; furculae small; subgenital plate with distal margin elevated; color gray-green; hind tibiae blue, buff, or red; tegmina long. Not economically important.

Reference: Helfer 1953.

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

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