A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Phlibostroma quadrimaculatum (Thomas)


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

New Mexico Distributions Map

Common name: Four-Spotted Grasshopper.

Size: 14-25 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada, S. through Arizona and Texas, into S. central Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Eastern and southern part of state.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Grasses, especially grama and buffalo grass.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Slightly slanting face; head large; overall color green or brown; hind tibiae brown; tegmina spotted, slightly shorter than abdomen. Can be destructive to range grasses.

Reference: Otte 1981.

P. quadrimaculatum fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers

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