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Species Clematodes larreae - Gray Creosotebush Grasshopper

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Classification
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 Copiocerinae
Genus Clematodes
Species larreae (Gray Creosotebush Grasshopper)
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Cockerell, 1901.
Size
20-28 mm
Identification
Mottled gray or brown; pronotum rugose; tegmina very short.
Range
Arizona, Southern New Mexico and Texas through the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico.
Habitat
Desert
Food
Host: Creosotebush
Remarks
The only spur-throated and slant-faced grasshopper in New Mexico. Rarely collected, possibly because of its excellent camouflage.