A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Spharagemon equale (Say)
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Say's Grasshopper.
Size: 29-47 mm.
General distribution: Alberta and Saskatchewan, Canada, S. to Texas and northern Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Chaves, Guadalupe, Lea, Quay, Taos, Union.
Host: Forbs, grasses.
Adults Present: July-November.
Notes: Similar to S. campestris, but differs in habitat and in having a very low median pronotal crest, cut by one or two sulci; hind tibiae orange. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.