Trimerotropis pallidipennis (Burmeister) [= T. vinculata Scudder]

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


Size: 25-45 mm.

General distribution: British Columbia, Canada, S. to Chiapas, Mexico, E. to Montana, Kansas, and E. Texas.

Distribution in New Mexico: Statewide, the most abundant band-winged grasshopper in the state.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Grassland, desert, roadways, etc.

Host: Forbs, grasses, crops.

Adults Present: Throughout the year.

Notes: Usually easy to distinguish by distinct tegminal bands, yellow hind tibiae, and hind wings with yellow base and usually narrow central band with spur. Can be destructive to cotton, alfalfa, vegetables, corn, and grains. Commonly swarms around lights at night in summer.

Reference: Otte 1984.

T. pallidipennis fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers
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