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Mermiria Grasshopper (Mermiria bivittata)

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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 Mermiria Grasshopper (Mermiria bivittata). 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 Mermiria bivittata 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

Species guidance

Identification: A grasshopper with a large, long, slender body with head dramatically slanted and ensiform antennae. Probably the largest slant-faced grasshopper in prairie habitat. Wings to the end of the abdomen, or nearly so. Obvious dark brown band from eye to the end of the lateral lobe. Often referred to as a "toothpick" grasshopper.

Similar Species: Pseudopomala brachyptera is smaller, thinner, and without the strong side bands.

Habitat: Oak barrens associated with Hill's oak habitat.

State Distribution: Most recent collections from Dunn, Chippewa, Eau Claire and Sauk Counties south of the Tension Zone.

Global Distribution: Widespread from the Carolinas to southern California. Its most prominent range is central Great Plains, from southern Canada to central Mexico.

Phenology: Adults July through September.

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Last revised: Thursday, January 10, 2019