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Family Myrmecophilidae - Ant Crickets

tiny cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis tiny cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis Ant Cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis - female Ant Cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis - female ant cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis Myrmecophilus nebrascensis? - Myrmecophilus eastern ant cricket??? - Myrmecophilus pergandei Myrmecophilus with Crematogaster - Myrmecophilus
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.
4 species in 1 genus in North America listed at Singing Insects of North America
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
Ant nests
Internet References
classification and common names reference (Orthoptera Species File)