A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Syrbula admirabilis (Uhler)


New Mexico Distributions Map

Common name: Slant-Faced Grasshopper.

Size: 25-40 mm.

General distribution: Iowa and Pennsylvania, S. to Florida, W. to Arizona, S. to Chiapas, Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Chaves, Curry, Dona Ana, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, San Juan.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: June-October.

Notes: Green or brown slant-faced grasshopper with dark scallop pattern on tegmina; hind wings clear; hind tibiae tan; lateral carina slightly constricted; genus differs from Mermiria in having tegmina not extending to end of hind femora. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1981.

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