A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Spharagemon collare (Scudder)
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Mottled Sand Grasshopper.
Size: 23-37 mm.
General distribution: S. and W. Canada, E. to Virginia, S. to New Mexico and Arizona.
Distribution in New Mexico: Scattered over state, along rivers.
Habitat: Disturbed areas along arroyos, streams; sand hills.
Adults Present: June-October.
Notes: Similar to S. cristatum, but males smaller; pronotum not as pointed; median pronotal crest not as high; hind wings paler. Like S. cristatum the body is speckled; bands on tegmina obscure; hind tibiae orange. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.