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Family Myrmecophilidae - Ant Crickets

Myrmecophilus sp. - Myrmecophilus oregonensis - female M. oregonensis or M. manni? - Myrmecophilus oregonensis Ant Cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis - female Smooth Harvester Ants & Ant Cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis - female Ant Cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis - female Myrmecophilus pergandei BioBlitz Bug 130 - Myrmecophilus pergandei - female Myrmecophilus nebrascensis? - Myrmecophilus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Gryllidea (Crickets)
Family Myrmecophilidae (Ant Crickets)
Other Common Names
Ant-loving Crickets
Explanation of Names
Often considered a subfamily (Myrmecophilinae) of family Gryllidae.
BugGuide follows the classification of Orthoptera Species File Online, which treats the group as family Myrmecophilidae.
Numbers
4 species in 1 genus in North America listed at Singing Insects of North America
Range
most of United States plus southwestern British Columbia
Myrmecophilus manni: western states
M. nebrascensis: southcentral states
M. oregonensis: west coast states and southwestern BC
M. pergandei: eastern states
Habitat
Ant nests
Internet References
classification and common names reference (Orthoptera Species File)