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Species Myrmecophilus pergandei - Eastern Ant Cricket

Family Myrmecophilidae - Myrmecophilus pergandei - male Myrmecophilus pergandei - female Myrmecophilus pergandei? - Myrmecophilus pergandei Pennsylvania Arthropod for ID - Myrmecophilus pergandei - female Myrmecophilus pergandei - female Myrmecophilus pergandei - female Myrmecophilus pergandei Myrmecophilus pergandei
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 Myrmecophilidae (Ant Crickets)
Genus Myrmecophilus
Species pergandei (Eastern Ant Cricket)
Explanation of Names
Myrmecophilus pergandei L.Bruner, 1884
Range
se. US north to MD-IL (MacGown & Hill 2006)
BugGuide records extend this range to include PA, NJ, NY, MA, NH, ...
Habitat
Nests of various ant species.
Print References
MacGown J.A., Hill J.G. (2006) The eastern ant cricket, Myrmecophilus pergandei Bruner (Orthoptera: Myrmecophilidae), reported from Mississippi, U.S.A. J. Mississippi Acad. Sci. 51(3): 180-182 (Full text)