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Genus Neoscapteriscus - Two-clawed Mole Crickets

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Classification
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 Gryllotalpidae (Mole Crickets)
Genus Neoscapteriscus (Two-clawed Mole Crickets)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoscapteriscus Cadena-CastaƱeda, 2015

On the basis of a phylogeny proposed by Cadena-CastaƱeda (2015), all but two species formerly in the genus Scapteriscus, were transferred to Neoscapteriscus, a new genus.
Numbers
Three species are reported from the U.S. Others occur further south.
Range
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.
Print References
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.
Internet References
Dactyls UF diagram distinguishes between the three spp. on the basis of claw shapes