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Species Ellipes minuta - Smaller Sand Cricket

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Tridactylidae (Pygmy Mole 'Crickets')
Genus Ellipes
Species minuta (Smaller Sand Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ellipes minuta (Scudder)
Orig. Comb: Tridactylus minutus Scudder 1892
Explanation of Names
minut - Latin for small (1)
Numbers
1 of 2 spp. in this family n. of Mex. (2)
Size
4-5 mm (3)
Identification
Hind tarsi absent (2)
Range
A wide ranging species: CA-FL-NJ-MN / Cuba / Mex. to C. Amer. (3)
Habitat
Common in sandy areas along margins of water (3)
Food
Algae (2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
3.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.