A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Trachyrhachys kiowa (Thomas) [= T. mexicanus]
Adult male (from Dr. Pfadt's Field Guide)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Kiowa Range Grasshopper.
Size: 20-30 mm.
General distribution: SW Canada through the United States, except the SE, S. to Guatemala.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Colfax, Dona Ana, Guadalupe, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Rio Arriba, Torrance, Socorro, Union.
Habitat: Grassland, especially swales.
Host: Range grasses.
Adults Present: June-November.
Notes: Similar to T. aspera, but hind tibiae not black at end and dark band of hind wing central or absent. Occasionally destructive on rangeland.
Reference: Otte 1984.