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Genus Myrmecophilus

Myrmecophila manni - Myrmecophilus oregonensis Ant Cricket - Myrmecophilus oregonensis - female Ant cricket - Myrmecophilus pergandei Myrmecophilus pergandei Eastern Ant Cricket? - Myrmecophilus pergandei - male Carpenter Ant Guest  - Myrmecophilus Tiny cricket nymph? - Myrmecophilus M. pergandei - Myrmecophilus pergandei
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 Myrmecophilidae (Ant Crickets)
Genus Myrmecophilus
5 spp. in our area, 1 introduced
M. americanus - south FL (introduced)

M. pergandei - eastern U.S.

M. oregonensis - west coast

---no image--- M. manni - western U.S.

M. nebrascensis - central and southwestern U.S.
Inquilines in ant nests
Print References
Hebard M. (1920). A revision of the North American species of the genus Myrmecophila. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. (Phila). 46: 91-111. (Full Text)
Henderson G, Akre R.D. (1986a). Biology of the Myrmecophilous cricket, Myrmecophila manni (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 59: 454-467. (Full Text)
Henderson G, Akre R.D. (1986b). Dominance hierarchies in Myrmecophila manni (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). Pan. Pac. Entomol. 62: 24-28. (Full Text)
Henderson G, Akre R.D. (1986c). Morphology of Myrmecophila manni, a myrmecophilous cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllidae). J. Entomol. Soc. B C. 83: 57-62. (Full Text)
Wheeler W. M. (1900). The habits of Myrmecophila nebrascensis Bruner. Psyche 9:111-113. (Full Text)