Trimerotropis pistrinaria Saussure [= T. bruneri McNeill]

Common name: BARREN LAND GRASSHOPPER.

Size: 30-36 mm.

General distribution: S. central Canada, S. through Great Plains to Texas, Arizona, and central Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Nearly statewide.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Bare, gravelly areas on plains and hillsides.

Host: Forbs, grasses.

Adults Present: June-October.

Notes: Similar to Hadrotettix, but without oblique band on hind femora. Differs from T. latifasciata in having hind wing band narrower and tegmina bands with sharp edges, no speckles in basal part. Hind femora with dark distal band, inner face black and white; hind tibiae orange. Difficult to distinguish from Spharagemon equale and Trimerotropis californica. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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