The range of Short-winged Green Grasshoppers is eastern North America and the eastern Great Plains, where its preferred habitat includes grassy areas such as pastures, fields, or roadsides, and also marginal wooded areas, lake and pond sides.
Adults generally found summer to early fall.
In southern Indiana adults are found seasonly from July to September. Adults occur year round in Florida, and in Texas the most common period for adult activity is August to November (Nature Serve Explorer).
Orthoptera of Vermont – Locations Collected by Ross T. Bell