A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Pardalophora saussurei (Scudder)Common name: Saussure's Grasshopper.
Size: 39-63 mm.
General distribution: Nebraska, S. through Texas and E. New Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Chaves, Eddy.
Host: Reared on grasses.
Adults Present: May-September.
Notes: Similar to P. haldemani, but inner hind femora blue, black, or greenish; colors of hind tibiae and hind wing basal area variable, often yellow to rose-red. Not economically important. May intergrade with haldemani.
Reference: Otte 1984.