Smith’s Spur-throat Grasshopper is primarily found in New England, north from New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It may also be found in adjacent Canada.
It lives in small scattered colonies in open areas, often in exposed, rocky, mountain slopes in association with Vaccinium. In easter mountains occurs between 600 and 1000 meters.
Smith’s Spur-throat Grasshopper is alert and agile; when approached it springs suddenly and to a distance, and sometimes makes several leaps in succession.
Also called Smith’s Short-winged Grasshopper.
Smith’s Spur-throat Grasshopper probably reaches maturity in late July and early August, with specimens taken as late as early September. (Morse, Albert P., Manual of the Orthoptera of New England, Boston, Harvard University Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1920).
- Vermont Atlas of Life on iNaturalist – Not recorded