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Species Rhachocnemis validus - Coast Sand-treader Cricket

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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 Rhaphidophoridae (Camel Crickets)
Subfamily Ceuthophilinae
Genus Rhachocnemis (Sand-treader Crickets)
Species validus (Coast Sand-treader Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phrixocnemis validus S.H. Scudder, 1894. Type locality: California
Rhachocnemis scudder (S.H. Scudder) Caudell, 1916
Explanation of Names
Author: Scudder, 1894
Light-colored Camel Cricket with "sand basket" on hind tibiae. Most easily identified to genus and species by where found.
Dunes near and along Pacific coast in California. Recorded from near Point Reyes to Santa Barbara.
Adults year-round, but most abundantly in late winter
Omnivorous scavengers, and at least opportunistically carnivorous.
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