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Genus Aidemona

Grasshopper (?) on a hibiscus flower - Aidemona azteca 6023980 - Aidemona azteca - female Aztec Spur-throat - Aidemona azteca - female Aztec Spur-throat - Aidemona azteca - female Aztec Spur-throat - Aidemona azteca - female Aztec Spur Throat (nymph) - Aidemona azteca Grasshopper - Aidemona azteca Grasshopper nymph - Aidemona azteca
Classification
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 Melanoplinae (Spur-throated Grasshoppers)
Tribe Melanoplini
Genus Aidemona
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aidemona Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893. Type species: Platyphyma aztecum Saussure
Explanation of Names
Aidemona - not a demon? (1)
Numbers
Four (or five) closely similar species in the genus. Aidemona azteca amrami is sometimes elevated to species status since 2003, but evidence suggests that it intergrades widely with ssp. azteca in the U.S. and northern Mexico; further population studies are needed to clarify.
Remarks
Shows some resemblance to members of the mostly South American tribe Dichroplini, but most authors tentatively place it in the Melanoplini.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.