Conozoa texana

Cristate Grasshopper


Conozoa texana, Cristate Grasshopper, subfamily Oedipodinae

Family: Acrididae

Subfamily: Oedipodinae

Length: Males 20-29 mm. Females 25-39 mm

 

Conozoa texana is a species of desert and grassland, and prefers sandy areas. It lives in British Columbia south to California, Texas, and central Mexico.

When flying, the yellow and black wings are visible. Note too the yellow on the inner face of the hind femora.

Photo data: 2 October 2007. Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico.