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Crackling Forest Grasshopper (Trimerotropis verruculata)

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Overview

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State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Crackling Forest Grasshopper (Trimerotropis verruculata). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Documented locations of Trimerotropis verruculata in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2S3
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


Identification: Dark-bodied, strongly speckled grasshopper. Pronotum with two transverse sulci. Hind wing pale yellow with black band in the central area and a smoky band in distal third. Hind tibia brown to black with a pale basal ring.

Similar Species: Darker than congeners.

State Distribution: The Northern Highlands.

Global Distribution: Northern states of eastern and midwestern U.S. into the border provinces including the northernmost portions of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Wildlife Action Plan

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Natural community (habitat) associations

The table below lists the natural communities that are associated with Crackling Forest Grasshopper. Only natural communities for which Crackling Forest Grasshopper is "high" (score=3) or "moderate" (score=2) associated are shown. See the key to association scores for complete definitions. Please see the Wildlife Action Plan to learn how this information was developed.

Ecological landscape associations

The table below lists the ecological landscape association scores for Crackling Forest Grasshopper. The scores correspond to the map (3=High, 2=Moderate, 1=Low, 0=None). For more information, please see the Wildlife Action Plan.

This map shows the probability of Crackling Forest Grasshopper occurring in each of Wisconsin's Ecological Landscapes.  Actual scores can be found in the table to the left.


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Landscape-Community combinations of highest ecological priority*

Ecological priorities are the combinations of natural communities and ecological landscapes that provide Wisconsin's best opportunities to conserve important habitats for a given Species of Greatest Conservation Need. The 10 highest scoring combinations are considered ecological priorities and are listed below. More than 10 combinations are listed if multiple combinations tied for 10th place. For more information, please see the Wildlife Action Plan.

Ecological LandscapeCommunity
Forest Transition Northern Mesic Forest--late seral
Forest Transition Northern Mesic Forest--mid seral
Forest Transition Northern Wet-mesic Forest
North Central Forest Aspen-Birch
North Central Forest Black Spruce Swamp
North Central Forest Northern Hardwood Swamp
North Central Forest Northern Mesic Forest--early seral
North Central Forest Northern Mesic Forest--late seral
North Central Forest Northern Mesic Forest--mid seral
North Central Forest Northern Mesic Forest--young seral
North Central Forest Northern Wet Forest
North Central Forest Northern Wet-mesic Forest
North Central Forest Northern Tamarack Swamp
North Central Forest Muskeg
North Central Forest Northern Sedge Meadow
North Central Forest Open Bog
Northeast Sands Northern Dry Forest--late seral
Northeast Sands Northern Wet-mesic Forest
Northern Highland Aspen-Birch
Northern Highland Black Spruce Swamp
Northern Highland Northern Dry Forest--late seral
Northern Highland Northern Dry Mesic--mid seral
Northern Highland Northern Dry Mesic--late seral
Northern Highland Northern Dry Mesic--young seral
Northern Highland Northern Mesic Forest--late seral
Northern Highland Northern Mesic Forest--mid seral
Northern Highland Northern Wet Forest
Northern Highland Northern Wet-mesic Forest
Northern Highland Northern Tamarack Swamp
Northern Highland Muskeg
Northern Highland Northern Sedge Meadow
Northern Highland Open Bog
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Northern Dry Forest--late seral
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Northern Mesic Forest--early seral
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Northern Mesic Forest--late seral
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Northern Mesic Forest--mid seral
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Northern Mesic Forest--young seral
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Northern Wet-mesic Forest
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Boreal Rich Fen
Northern Lake Michigan Coastal Northern Sedge Meadow
Northwest Lowlands Open Bog
Northwest Sands Northern Dry Forest--late seral
Northwest Sands Open Bog
Superior Coastal Plain Open Bog

* Ecological priority score is a relative measure that is not meant for comparison between species. This score does not consider socio-economical factors that may dictate protection and/or management priorities differently than those determined solely by ecological analysis. Further, a low ecological priority score does not imply that management or preservation should not occur on a site if there are important reasons for doing so locally.

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Issues/threats and conservation actions

Conservation actions respond to issues or threats, which adversely affect species of greatest conservation need (SGCN) or their habitats. Besides actions such as restoring wetlands or planting resilient tree species in northern communities, research, surveys and monitoring are also among conservation actions described in the WWAP because lack of information can threaten our ability to successfully preserve and care for natural resources.

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Last revised: Tuesday, May 21, 2019