A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Trimerotropis californica Bruner [= T. strenua McNeill]
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Strenuous Grasshopper.
Size: 25-43 mm.
General distribution: Idaho and S. Oregon to Colorado, S. into Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Dona Ana, Eddy, Hidalgo, Otero, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Valencia.
Habitat: Desert and desert grassland.
Host: Reared on grasses.
Adults Present: June-October.
Notes: Can be confused with T. latifasciata, but with projection on lower margin of lateral lobes of pronotum. With two distinct bands on tegmina; inner hind femora marked with black and white; hind tibiae orange, whitish toward base; basal area of hind wing yellow; band of hind wing with short spur. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.