A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Schistocerca americana (Drury)
Common name: American Grasshopper.
Size: 39-55 mm.
General distribution: Ontario, Canada, W. to the Great Plains and S. to Argentina.
Distribution in New Mexico: Only state record.
Host: Forbs, crops.
Adults Present: May-November.
Notes: Very large, mottled brown bird grasshopper with red hind tibiae. Can be destructive.
Reference: Dirsh 1974.