Trimerotropis salina (Thomas) [= T. pallidipennis (Burmeister) in part]

Size: 23-45 mm.

General distribution: Nebraska and Texas, NW to California and Oregon.

Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Chaves, Cibola, Eddy, Otero, Roosevelt, Sandoval, Torrance.

New Mexico Distribution Map

Habitat: Salt flats and alkali river bottoms, seeps, etc. Prefers white-crusted habitats.

Host: Nearly always associated with saltgrasses.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Very similar to T. pallidipennis, but paler, without distinct crossbands on tegmina; band on hind wings variable. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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