Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoscapteriscus Cadena-Castañeda, 2015
On the basis of a phylogeny proposed by Cadena-Castañeda (2015), all but two species formerly in the genus Scapteriscus, were transferred to Neoscapteriscus, a new genus.
Three species are reported from the U.S. Others occur further south.
Native from Mexico and Caribbean south through South America, the three North American species are believed to have all been introduced at the beginning of the 20th century.
Nickle, David A. and James L. Castner, 1984
. Introduced Species of Mole Crickets in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Annals of the Engomological Society of America 77 (4):450-465.
Walker, T.J. and D.A. Nickle, 1981
. Introduceion and Spread of Pest Mole Crickets: Scapteriscus vicinus
and S. acletus
Reexamined. Annals of the Engomological Society of America 74 (2):158-163.
UF diagram distinguishes between the three spp. on the basis of claw shapes