A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Opeia Obscura (Thomas)
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Obscure Grasshopper.
Size: 13-25 mm.
General distribution: S. central Canada through western United States, S. into Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.
Adults Present: April-October.
Notes: Pale, slant-faced grasshopper with straight sides to lateral dorsal pronotal bands (similar Eritettix has constriction toward middle); hind tibiae brown; without curved lateral pronotal marking found in Eritettix; tegmina shorter or as long as abdomen. Can be destructive to range grasses and small grains.
Reference: Otte 1981.Back to Alphabetical List