A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Trimerotropis cyaneipennis (Bruner)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Blue-Winged Grasshopper.
Size: 25-40 mm.
General distribution: Washington S. to W. Texas and S. California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Grant, Hidalgo, Lincoln, Luna, McKinley, Socorro, Union.
Habitat: Mountains, rocky slopes.
Adults Present: June-October.
Notes: Similar to T. fratercula, but basal area of hind wings usually blue, occasionally blue-green or greenish-yellow. Body generally mottled, inner hind femora with heavy black and white markings; hind tibiae blue with whitish basal ring; hind wing band with distinct spur. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.