Trimerotropis californica Bruner [= T. strenua McNeill]

Adult

Common name: STRENUOUS GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 25-43 mm.

General distribution: Idaho and S. Oregon to Colorado, S. into Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Valencia.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Desert and desert grassland.

Host: Reared on grasses.

Adults Present: June-October.

Notes: Can be confused with T. latifasciata, but with projection on lower margin of lateral lobes of pronotum. With two distinct bands on tegmina; inner hind femora marked with black and white; hind tibiae orange, whitish toward base; basal area of hind wing yellow; band of hind wing with short spur. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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