Insara covilleae Rehn and Hebard, 1914
Source: ITIS_080509
Family: Tettigoniidae
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Length, 1% in.; green, beautifully marked with brown; fore wings with five large white markings; pronotum bordered with white, distinctly saddle-shaped. Eggs flat, black; nymphs, March to August; adults, May to October. Found only on creosote bush (Larrea divaricata) on which its bright colors make it very hard to see. In color it closely resembles the creosote-bush grasshopper (Bootettix punctatus). Occurs over most of the creosote bush desert from Altar, Sonora, Mexico, north to Boulder Dam, Yarnell Heights, Globe, and Duncan, Arizona.