Spharagemon collare

Mottled Sand Grasshopper

Spharagemon collare, Grasshopper in subfamily Oedipodinae

Family: Acrididae

Subfamily: Oedipodinae

Length: Males 23-31 mm. Females 27-37 mm.


Spharagemon collare may be found from southern British Columbia to southern Quebec, south to New Mexico and Arizona. In the east the species is found in the Great Lakes region, and along the Atlantic coastal plain as far south as New Jersey.

Photo data: 23 July 2007. This little nymph of Spharagemon collare made its home on the shore of Lake Superior, Brule River State Forest, Wisconsin.

Spharagemon saxatile is a a congener also pictured on the American Insects web site.