A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico

Trimerotropis inconspicua (Bruner)


Size: 22-33 mm.

General distribution: Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming, S. to California, Arizona, and New Mexico.

Distribution in New Mexico: Cibola, McKinley, Rio Arriba, Sandoval, San Juan.

Habitat: Exposed areas of clay or gravel, mostly slopes, dry mud flats, paths, clay pans, etc.

Host: Unknown.

Adults Present: July-September.

Notes: Usually with two distinct bands on tegmina; basal area of hind wing yellow; band on hind wing distinct to obscure, with short spur; hind femora with black distal band, brown apex, and black and white inner surface; hind tibiae mostly greenish or yellow in New Mexico (sometimes red). Seems to intergrade with T. pistrinaria. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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