A Manual of the Grasshoppers of New Mexico
Trimerotropis melanoptera (McNeill)
New Mexico Distributions Map
Common name: Black-Winged Grasshopper.
Size: 32-50 mm.
General distribution: Wyoming and W. Nebraska, S. through Arizona, New Mexico, and W. Texas, S. into Mexico.
Distribution in New Mexico: Bernalillo, Catron, Colfax, Grant, Guadalupe, Harding, Hidalgo, Lea, Lincoln, Luna, Mora, Otero, Quay, Sandoval, San Miguel, Socorro, Torrance, Union.
Habitat: Mostly bare, flat places in grasslands.
Adults Present: June-November.
Notes: Similar to T. latifasciata, but with broader black band on hind wings. Abdomen red; inner hind femora with single pale band; hind tibiae orange. Not economically important.
Reference: Otte 1984.