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Species Cibolacris parviceps - Cream Grasshopper

Band-winged Grasshopper? - Cibolacris parviceps Sonoran Desert Grasshopper - Cibolacris parviceps - female Grasshopper Nymph - Cibolacris parviceps - female Cream Grasshopper - Cibolacris parviceps Grasshopper - Cibolacris parviceps - male unkn grasshopper nymph - Cibolacris parviceps Possible Trimerotropis? - Cibolacris parviceps - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Gomphocerinae (Slant-faced Grasshoppers)
No Taxon (Cibolacris Group)
Genus Cibolacris
Species parviceps (Cream Grasshopper)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oedipoda parviceps Walker 1870. Type locality: west coast of North America
Thrincus aridus Bruner 1889. Type locality: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Heliastus aridus (Bruner) S.H. Scudder & Cockerell 1902
Heliastus parviceps W.F. Kirby 1910
Cibolacris parviceps aridus (Bruner) Barnum 1964
Cibolacris parviceps (Bruner) Strohecker, Middlekauff & Rentz 1968
CA-TX (1)
Deserts, often on stony ground and in places dominated by creosote (1)
Adults from March to November in Arizona (1)
One of its major foodplants is creosote (Larrea), but will also feed on other annual herbs (1)