A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Syrbula montezuma (Saussure)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Slant-Faced Grasshopper.
Size: 25-39 mm.
General distribution: Colorado, S. through Arizona, Oklahoma, and Texas, to Chiapas, Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Almost statewide, except NW.
Habitat: Desert grassland, oak woodlands, pinon-juniper woodlands, hillsides, hot, rocky areas with good grass cover.
Adults Present: July-October.
Notes: Similar to S. admirabilis, but without dark markings on tegmina, white streak along anterior tegmina; hind wings dark; abdomen and hind tibiae often blue in part. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1981.