Other Common Names
Creosote Bush Grasshopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ligurotettix coquilletti McNeill, 1897. Type locality: Los Angeles County, California
Ligurotettix kunzei Caudell, 1903. Type locality: Phoenix, Arizona
Ligurotettix coquilletti cantator Rehn, 1923. Type locality: Mason, Lyon County, Nevada
male: 16-23 mm; female: 21-30 mm (1)
Small, uniformly grayish/brownish with long wings. Abdomen typically yellow. Males stridulate.
Sonoroan Desert: Nevada, California, southwestern Arizona into Mexico
Associated with desert shrubs, especially creosote, Larrea tridentata
Author of this species (and genus) is Jerome McNeill, about whom little information is readily available. Interesting quotes from the species description:
Described from three males and two females which were collected by Mr. Coquillett (in whose honor the species is named), in Los Angeles county, California.
This species is of peculiar interest in possessing the most highly developed musical organ known in the family Acrididae.
Capinera, pp. 67-68 plate 2 (1)
Helfer, p. 162, fig. 264 (2)
McNeill. 1897. Proc. Davenport Acad. Nat. Sci. 6:258 (BHL Links: text
; plate 5 - fig. 24