A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Orphulella pelidna (Burmeister)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Green Desert Grasshopper.
Size: 15-26 mm.
General distribution: S. Canada, throughout United States, S. into Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Colfax, Guadalupe, Mora, Union.
Habitat: Riparian areas and swales.
Adults Present: July-October.
Notes: Green to brown slant-faced grasshopper with lateral pronotal carinae cut by two sulci; often with contrasting longitudinal bands; hind tibiae brown. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1981.