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.
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.