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Family Rhaphidophoridae - Camel Crickets

 
 
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A simplification of Hubbell's method for trapping and preserving specimens of Ceuthophilus (Orthoptera, Gryllacrididae)
By J. R. Beaudry
The Canadian Entomologist, Vol. 86, Issue 3, 121–122 , 1954
Abstract

The author provides instructions for baiting a pitfall trap for Ceuthophilus spp. which is less messy than that described by Hubbel (1), who partially fills the jar with molasses. A dilute molasses solution is instead swirled onto the inner surface of a jar, with the excess liquid. The sticky film on the glass is then allowed to dry with the jar rolled on its side periodically.

I have used this method to good effect near the exit of rain water drainage pipes that drain into ditches and ponds and such. A modern tip is to dry the film in a microwave oven, opening it periodically to rotate.

Phylogeography of cave crickets (Ceuthophilus spp.) in central Texas ...
By S. J. Taylor, J. D. Weckstein, D. M. Takiya, J. K. Krejca, J. D. Murdoch, G. Veni, K. P. Johnson, and James R. Reddell
Illinois Natural History Survey Technical Report 2007 (58), Nov. 30, 2007
S. J. Taylor, J. D. Weckstein, D. M. Takiya, J. K. Krejca, J. D. Murdoch, G. Veni, K. P. Johnson, and James R. Reddell, Phylogeography of cave crickets (Ceuthophilus spp.) in central Texas: A keystone taxon for the conservation and management of federally listed endangered cave arthropods, Illinois Natural History Survey Technical Report 2007 (58), Nov. 30, 2007.

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Final Report, as required by The Endangered Species Program, Texas, Grant No. E-60 Endangered and Threatened Species Conservation. Prepared by Steve Taylor.

A monographic revision of the genus Ceuthophilus (Orthoptera, Gryllacrididae, Rhaphidophorinae)
By T. H. Hubbell
University of Florida Publication, Biological Series, Vol. II, No.1, pages 1-551, 38 plates, 1936

The systematics and biology of the cave-crickets of the North American tribe Hadenoecini ...
By T. H. Hubbell and M. N. Russell
Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No. 156, 1978
T. H. Hubbell & R. M. Norton, The systematics and biology of the cave-crickets of the North American tribe Hadenoecini (Orthoptera Saltatoria: Ensifera: Rhaphidophoridae: Dolichopodinae), Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, No.156

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The grasshoppers of Oklahoma (Orthoptera: Acrididae)
By Stanley Coppock Jr
Oklahoma State University, 1962

Cricket Radio: Tuning in the Night-Singing Insects
By John Himmelman
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011

Guide to Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast
By Michael DiGiorgio & John Himmelman
Stackpole Books, 2009

Orthoptera of North-Eastern America
By W. S. Blatchley
The Nature Publishing Company, 1920
Old is not always bad. While it is seriously outdated (1920), most thorough and comprehensive single treatment of eastern US Orthoptera (and related insects) published is 'Orthoptera of North-eastern America' by W. S. Blatchley. Some subsets of the insects included in this book have been more recently treated in more depth, but not all together in one place.

The title is a bit misleading, because included are nearly all species then known to be found east of the Mississippi. Also, the definition of Orthoptera has changed over the years, and this book includes things such as Earwigs (Dermaptera), Roaches & Mantids (Dictyoptera), and Walkingsticks (Phasmatodea). It is well worth a search through libraries and used book shops if you are really interested in these insects. It does not have much in the way of illustrations (mostly drawings to aid in identification where necessary), but it is very interesting to read, with lots of discussion and detail. Each species is discussed at length and includes descriptions of the insect, habitat, life history when known, history, etc.

 
 
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