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.

T. kiowa fact sheet from the Field Guide to Common Western Grasshoppers

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