A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Psoloessa delicatula (Scudder)


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

New Mexico Distributions Map

Common name: Brownspotted Range Grasshopper.

Size: 16-22 mm.

General distribution: S. central and W. Canada, S. to SW Texas and N. Baja California, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: May-July.

Notes: Slightly slant-faced; pronotal median ridge cut before middle (unlike Horesidotes with ridge cut past middle); with slash-like lateral white marking on pronotum; hind tibiae usually orange-red on distal two-thirds, rest white; tegmina longer than abdomen; not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981, Pfadt 1991.

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

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