Hadrotettix trifasciatus (Say)

Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide) Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)


Size: 26-50 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada, through central United States, S. to Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide except extreme NW.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Grassland, mostly gravelly areas.

Host: Dicots, same as for H. magnificus.

Adults Present: June-September.

Notes: Like H. magnificus, but more pale, with only three bands on tegmina; tegmina not spotted at tip. Base of inner hind femora blue. Wings often proportionally shorter. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

H. trifasciatus fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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