A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Trimerotropis gracilis (Thomas)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Thomas' Slender Grasshopper.
Size: 28-35 mm.
General distribution: Rockies and Colorado plateau to central New Mexico and Arizona.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Cibola, Los Alamos, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan, Taos, Torrance, Valencia.
Habitat: Sagebrush areas; mountains and higher elevations.
Host: Probably sagebrush-wormwood (Artemisia spp.).
Adults Present: June-September.
Notes: Speckled gray grasshopper; no bands on tegmina; basal area of hind wings yellow; hind wings with or without bands; inner hind femora black and gray; hind tibiae gray. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.