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Subfamily Leptysminae - Spur-throat Toothpick Grasshoppers

Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper - Leptysma marginicollis - female Toothpick Grasshopper - Leptysma marginicollis unknown slant faced grass hopper - Leptysma marginicollis Cattail Toothpick Grasshopper - Leptysma marginicollis Leptysma marginicollis hebardi - Leptysma marginicollis - female Leptysma marginicollis Stenacris vitreipennis - female Leptysma marginicollis marginicollis - Leptysma marginicollis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Leptysminae (Spur-throat Toothpick Grasshoppers)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
group Leptysmae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893. Type genus Leptysma Stål, 1873
tribe Leptysmi (Brunner von Wattenwyl) Blatchley, 1920
subfamily Leptysminae (Brunner von Wattenwyl) Amédégnato, 1974
Explanation of Names
Has in past been considered part of subfamily Cyrtacanthacridinae. Currently treated by most authors as a distinct subfamily.
Our two genera are included in the tribe Leptysmini, which includes approximately 9 genera and 35 species, all from the Neotropics, with a few species ranging somewhat north or south of the tropics. Two other tribes are recognized, but not found in our area.
Slender roughly cylindrical grasshoppers with strongly receding slanting faces (sometimes nearly horizontal). Wings slender, tapering and narrowly rounded to nearly pointed apically when folded. There is a strong tubercle between the base of the front legs on the prosternum. Easily confused with some Gomphocerinae and Acridinae.
See Also
Gomphocerinae - Slant-faced Grasshoppers
Hyalopteryginae - Silent Slantfaced Grasshoppers