Trimerotropis latifasciata Scudder [= T. laticincta (Saussure)]

Common name: BROAD-BANDED GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 30-49 mm.

General distribution: W. half of United States, N. to S. Canada, and S. into Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Chaves, Cibola, Colfax, Eddy, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Mora, Quay, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro, Taos, Union, Valencia.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Bare flat places, especially playas.

Host: Grasses.

Adults Present: June-October.

Notes: Distinguished from T. melanoptera in inner face of hind femora having two or more pale bands and narrower band on hind wings. Differs from T. californica in lacking tooth on lateral lobes of pronotum. Bands on tegmina more blotchy than those on T. pistrinaria. Inner hind femora orange or white and black; hind tibiae orange. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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