Trimerotropis pallidipennis, the pallidwinged grasshopper, is
common in the dry grasslands and deserts of Wyoming. It becomes rare in
the mixedgrass prairies of the northeast. This grasshopper prefers sites
with barren ground such as alkaline depressions, sagebrush deserts, and
roadsides. In Wyoming eggs overwinter in the soil, with adults found from
late June until early September. It is a mixed feeder but may prefer grasses.
It is rarely abundant enough to damage rangelands except in conjunction
with other grasshoppers.
Ref: Otte 1984, and Capinera and Sechrist 1982.
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