A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Mermiria bivittata (Serville)
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
Adult female (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Mermiria Grasshopper.
Size: 38-51 mm.
General distribution: S. central Canada, S. into Mexico, E. to Georgia, and W. to California.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Chaves, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Quay, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, Union, Valencia.
Habitat: Mostly taller grasses, especially those in moist areas and sand hills.
Adults Present: June-November.
Notes: Large slant-faced grasshopper with sword-shaped antennae and black stripes on head and lateral pronotum; hind tibiae red or sometimes yellow. Occasionally destructive to rangeland.
Reference: Otte 1981.