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Species Ligurotettix coquilletti - Desert Clicker Grasshopper

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Gomphocerinae (Slant-faced Grasshoppers)
No Taxon (Cibolacris Group)
Genus Ligurotettix (Clicker grasshoppers)
Species coquilletti (Desert Clicker Grasshopper)
Other Common Names
Creosote Bush Grasshopper
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ligurotettix coquilletti McNeill, 1897. Type locality: Los Angeles County, California
Ligurotettix kunzei Caudell, 1903. Type locality: Phoenix, Arizona
Ligurotettix coquilletti cantator Rehn, 1923. Type locality: Mason, Lyon County, Nevada
male: 16-23 mm; female: 21-30 mm (1)
Small, uniformly grayish/brownish with long wings. Abdomen typically yellow. Males stridulate.
Sonoroan Desert: Nevada, California, southwestern Arizona into Mexico
Associated with desert shrubs, especially creosote, Larrea tridentata.
June-October (2)
Author of this species (and genus) is Jerome McNeill, about whom little information is readily available. Interesting quotes from the species description:
Described from three males and two females which were collected by Mr. Coquillett (in whose honor the species is named), in Los Angeles county, California.
This species is of peculiar interest in possessing the most highly developed musical organ known in the family Acrididae.

Video of calling male
Print References
Capinera, pp. 67-68 plate 2 (1)
Helfer, p. 162, fig. 264 (2)
McNeill. 1897. Proc. Davenport Acad. Nat. Sci. 6:258 (BHL Links: text; plate 5 - fig. 24)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
2.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.