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Family Prophalangopsidae - Hump-winged Crickets

Golden cricket - Cyphoderris monstrosa - male Golden cricket - Cyphoderris monstrosa - male Stumpy Cricket - Cyphoderris beetle? - Cyphoderris monstrosa - female Beetle or Grasshopper? - Cyphoderris Big, unknown bug - Cyphoderris Cricket ? - Cyphoderris Great Grig (Cyphoderris monstrosa) - Cyphoderris
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Tettigoniidea (Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives)
Family Prophalangopsidae (Hump-winged Crickets)
Other Common Names
Hump-winged Grigs
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Haglidae (Tree of Life)
3 species in 1 genus in North America (
body length 17-30 mm
brown with black and pale yellowish markings; short-winged and flightless
northwestern United States and southwestern Canada
coniferous forests and high-altitude sagebrush prairie; hide beneath leaf litter during the day, and become active at night
adults from May to August
staminate flowers of coniferous trees, and flower parts & pollen of broadleaved shrubs; sometimes eats fruit and small insects
Life Cycle
overwinters as a late-instar nymph or young adult in burrow in ground; one generation per year
males stridulate to attract females or to announce territory
Internet References
live adult images of male and female Cyphoderris strepitans by Darryl Gwynne, plus classification, biology, and references (Tree of Life)
links to info, images, distribution maps of the 3 North American species (Singing Insects of North America, U. of Florida)
biology and behavior (U. of Toronto)