A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Spharagemon campestris (McNeill) [= Trimerotropis c. McNeill]
New Mexico Distributions Map
Size: 25-40 mm.
General distribution: W. Nebraska and South Dakota, W. to Nevada, N. to S. Canada, and S. to New Mexico and Texas.
Distribution in New Mexico: Northern half of state.
Habitat: Gravelly areas in cool grasslands.
Host: Grasses, forbs.
Adults Present: July-September.
Notes: Differs from S. equale by habitat and higher pronotal crest, cut twice; differs from Trimerotropis spp. by bands on tegmina having undefined edges, and from T. modesta by the banding pattern on hind femora and hind wings; inner hind femora often orange; hind tibiae orange or red. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.