A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Orphulella speciosa (Scudder)
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Size: 15-25 mm.
General distribution: S. Canada and NE United States; S. and W. to Montana, New Mexico, and Texas.
Distribution in New Mexico: Colfax, Dona Ana, Mora, San Miguel, Union.
Habitat: Mostly swales in grasslands.
Adults Present: May-December.
Notes: Very similar to O. pelidna, but with only one sulcus cutting lateral pronotal carinae and pattern either somewhat broken or relatively uniform, not appearing as contrasting bands; hind tibiae brown. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1981.