Acridium shoshone Thomas, 1873: 295 
 
Schistocerca venusta Scudder, 1899: 467 (Hebard, 1935: 299) 
Schistocerca obliquata Scudder, 1899: 470 (Hebard, 1932: 279) 
Schistocerca shoshone (Thomas) (Henderson, 1942: 99)
Schistocerca alutacea shoshone (Thomas) (Dirsh, 1974: 200)

Absence of black markings on the abdominal tergites

Inflated male fore- and middle- femora

It is present in both riparian and desert habitats, and prefers various woody plants (Sword and Chapman 1994).  In Utah, it is frequently found in cornfields or other tall growing vegetation (Henderson 1942).  This species is univoltine, and adults occur in June and July (Chapman et al. 1995).

NEOTYPE ♂ lost
LECTOTYPE ♂ [ANSP] Schistocerca venusta Scudder, 1899
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LECTOTYPE ♂ [ANSP] Schistocerca obliquata Scudder, 1899
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