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Seaside Grasshopper (Trimerotropis maritima)

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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 Seaside Grasshopper (Trimerotropis maritima). 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.

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Documented locations of Trimerotropis maritima in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2S4
Global RankG5
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Species guidance

Identification: Medium to large-sized highly-speckled grasshopper. Pronotum with two transverse sulci. Gray to yellow or pale brown coloration with bands on the long forewing that may be very pale. Hindwing clear to light yellow with black band in the central area. Inner face of hind femur with a narrow, short basal dark band. Hind tibia yellow. Separated from T. huroni only by the minimal band in the basal area of hind femur.

Similar Species: Trimerotropis huroni on northern Lake Michigan beaches. Spharagemon collare has only one transerves sulcus.

Habitat: Grassland/herbaceous, sand/dune, cropland/hedgerow.

State Distribution: Found commonly along the sandy shores of the lower Chippewa and Wisconsin Rivers, and on beaches along southern Lake Michigan.

Global Distribution: Found across the eastern, southern, and central United States reaching as far north as Wisconsin and Ontario and west to Arizona (Otte, 1984).

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Last revised: Wednesday, November 07, 2018