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Suborder Ensifera - Long-horned Orthoptera

Phylum Arthropoda - Arthropods
Subphylum Hexapoda - Hexapods
Class Insecta - Insects
Order Orthoptera - Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids
Suborder Ensifera - Long-horned Orthoptera

Infraorder Gryllidea - Crickets
Family Gryllotalpidae - Mole Crickets
Genus Gryllotalpa
Species major - Prairie Mole Cricket
Species gryllotalpa - European Mole Cricket
Genus Neocurtilla - Northern Mole Crickets
Species hexadactyla - Northern Mole Cricket
Genus Neoscapteriscus - Two-clawed Mole Crickets
Species abbreviatus - Lesser Short-winged Mole Cricket
Species borellii - Southern Mole Cricket
Species didactylus - Changa Mole Cricket
Species vicinus - Tawny Mole Cricket
Family Gryllidae - True Crickets
Subfamily Gryllinae - Field Crickets
Genus Acheta
Species domesticus - House Cricket
Genus Anurogryllus - Short-tailed Crickets
Species celerinictus - Indies short-tailed cricket
Species arboreus - Common Short-tailed Cricket
Genus Gryllita
Species arizonae - Arizona Cricket
Genus Gryllodes
Species sigillatus - Tropical House Cricket
Genus Gryllus - Field Crickets
Species alogus - Damp-loving Field Cricket
Species assimilis - Jamaican Field Cricket
Species brevicaudus - Short-tailed Field Cricket
Species cayensis - Keys Wood Cricket
Species firmus - Sand Field Cricket
Species fultoni - Southern Wood Cricket
Species integer - Western Trilling Cricket
Species lineaticeps - Variable Field Cricket
Species multipulsator - Long-chirp Field Cricket
Species ovisopis - Taciturn Wood Cricket
Species pennsylvanicus - Fall Field Cricket
Species personatus - Badlands Cricket
Species rubens - Eastern Trilling Cricket
Species texensis - Texas Trilling Cricket
Species veletis - Spring Field Cricket
Species vernalis - Northern Wood Cricket
Species vocalis - Vocal Field Cricket
No Taxon ?unnamed species
Genus Miogryllus - Striped Crickets
Species lineatus - Western Striped Cricket
Species saussurei - Eastern Striped Cricket
Genus Velarifictorus
Species micado - Japanese Burrowing Cricket
Subfamily Hapithinae - Bush Crickets
Genus Hapithus - Flightless Bush Crickets
Species agitator - Restless Bush Cricket
Species melodius - Musical Bush Cricket
Species brevipennis - Short-winged Bush Cricket
Genus Orocharis - Loud-singing Bush Crickets
Species luteolira - False Jumping Bush Cricket
Species saltator - Jumping Bush Cricket
Genus Tafalisca - Silent Bush Crickets
Species eleuthera - Silent Bush Cricket
Subfamily Nemobiinae - Ground Crickets
Genus Allonemobius - Robust Ground Crickets
Species allardi - Allard’s Ground Cricket
Species fasciatus - Striped Ground Cricket
Species maculatus - Spotted Ground Cricket
Species socius - Southern Ground Cricket
Species tinnulus - Tinkling Ground Cricket
Genus Eunemobius - Even-spurred Ground Crickets
Species melodius - melodious ground cricket
Species carolinus - Carolina Ground Cricket
Genus Neonemobius - Small Ground Crickets
Species cubensis - Cuban Ground Cricket
Species mormonius - Mormon Ground Cricket
Species near-to-mormonius - Collared Ground Cricket
Species palustris - Sphagnum Ground Cricket
Species variegatus - Variegated Ground Cricket
Genus Pictonemobius - Bar-Faced Ground Crickets
Subfamily Oecanthinae - Tree Crickets
Genus Neoxabea - Smooth-legged Tree Crickets
Species bipunctata - Two-spotted Tree Cricket
Genus Oecanthus - Common Tree Crickets
No Taxon Nigricornis Group
Species argentinus - Prairie Tree Cricket
Species celerinictus - Fast-calling Tree Cricket
Species forbesi - Forbes' Tree Cricket
Species laricis - Tamarack Tree Cricket
Species nigricornis - Black-horned Tree Cricket
Species pini - Pine Tree Cricket
Species quadripunctatus - Four-spotted Tree Cricket
No Taxon forbesi vs nigricornis
Species walkeri - Walker's Tree Cricket
No Taxon Niveus Group
Species exclamationis - Davis' Tree Cricket
Species niveus - Narrow-winged Tree Cricket
No Taxon Rileyi Group
Species alexanderi - Alexander's Tree Cricket
Species fultoni - Snowy Tree Cricket
Species rileyi - Riley's Tree Cricket
No Taxon Varicornis Group
Species californicus - Western Tree Cricket
No Taxon californicus - brown form
No Taxon californicus - pale form
Subspecies pictipennis - Oecanthus californicus pictipennis
Species latipennis - Broad-winged Tree Cricket
Species major - great tree cricket
Species texensis - Texas Tree Cricket
Species varicornis - Different-horned Tree Cricket
No Taxon unidentified nymphs, eggs or oviposited twigs
No Taxon Undetermined species - special interest
Subfamily Pentacentrinae - Anomalous Crickets
Genus Trigonidomimus
Species belfragei - Belfrage's cricket
Subfamily Trigonidiinae - Winged Bush Crickets, Trigs
Genus Anaxipha - Brown Trigs
Species delicatula - Chirping Trig
Species exigua - Say's Trig
Species fultoni - Fulton's Trig
Species rosamacula - Pink-spotted Trig
Species tinnula - Tidewater Trig
Species tinnulacita - fast-tinkling trig
Species vernalis - Spring Trig
Genus Cyrtoxipha - Green Trigs
Species columbiana - Columbian Trig
Genus Falcicula
Species hebardi - Hebard's Trig
Genus Phyllopalpus
Species pulchellus - Handsome Trig
Family Mogoplistidae - Scaly Crickets
Genus Cycloptilum - Common Scaly Crickets
Species bidens - two-toothed scaly cricket
Species comprehendens - syncopated scaly cricket
Subspecies fortior - Desert Syncopated Scaly Cricket
Species slossoni - Slosson's scaly cricket
Species squamosum - Scudder's Scaly Cricket
Species trigonipalpum - Forest Scaly Cricket
Genus Hoplosphyrum
Species boreale - Western Bush Cricket
Family Myrmecophilidae - Ant Crickets
Genus Myrmecophilus
Species manni - Desert Ant Cricket
Species nebrascensis - Nebraska Ant Cricket
Species oregonensis - Oregon Ant Cricket
Species pergandei - Eastern Ant Cricket
Infraorder Tettigoniidea - Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives
Family Anostostomatidae - Wetas & King Crickets
Genus Cnemotettix - Silk-spinning Crickets
Species caudulus - Cnemotettix caudulus
Species bifasciatus - Cnemotettix bifasciatus
Family Gryllacrididae - Raspy Crickets
Genus Camptonotus
Species carolinensis - Carolina Leaf-roller
Family Prophalangopsidae - Hump-winged Crickets
Genus Cyphoderris
Species buckelli - Buckell’s grig
Species monstrosa - Great Grig
Species strepitans - Sagebrush Grig
Family Rhaphidophoridae - Camel Crickets
Subfamily Aemodogryllinae
Genus Diestrammena
Species asynamora - Greenhouse Camel Cricket
Species japanica - Japanese Camel Cricket
Subfamily Ceuthophilinae
Genus Ammobaenetes - Sand-treader Crickets
Species arenicolus - White Sand-treader Cricket
Species lariversi - Nevada Sand-treader Cricket
Species phrixocnemoides - Mesilla Sand-treader Cricket
Genus Ceuthophilus
Species agassizii - Ceuthophilus agassizii
Species alpinus - Ceuthophilus alpinus
Species arizonensis - Arizona Camel Cricket
Species brevipes - Boreal Camel Cricket
Species californianus - California Camel Cricket
Species caudelli - Ceuthophilus caudelli
Species chiricahuae - Chiricahua Cave Cricket
Species conicaudus - Ceuthophilus conicaudus
Species divergens - Ceuthophilus divergens
Species fossor - Ceuthophilus fossor
Species fusiformis - Fusiform Camel Cricket
Species guttulosus - Ceuthophilus guttulosus
Subspecies angulosus - Ceuthophilus guttulosus angulosus
Subspecies guttulosus - Ceuthophilus guttulosus guttulosus
Subspecies nigricans - Yellow-bellied Camel Cricket
Subspecies thomasi - Ceuthophilus guttulosus thomasi
Species gracilipes - Ceuthophilus gracilipes
Species hebardi - Ceuthophilus hebardi
Species hesperus - San Diego Camel Cricket
Species inyo - Ceuthophilus inyo
Species lamellipes - Ceuthophilus lamellipes
Species latens - Black-sided Camel Cricket
Species maculatus - Ceuthophilus maculatus
Species meridionalis - Ceuthophilus meridionalis
Species mississippi - Mississippi Camel Cricket
Species nodulosus - Ceuthophilus nodulosus
Species pallidipes - Ceuthophilus pallidipes
Species pallidus - Plains Camel Cricket
Species paucispinosus - Huachuca Camel Cricket
Species secretus - Texas Cave Cricket
Species seclusus - Secluded Camel Cricket
Species stygius - Kentucky Cave Cricket
Species uhleri - Ceuthophilus uhleri
Species utahensis - Utah Camel Cricket
Species variegatus - Ceuthophilus variegatus
Species williamsoni - Ozark Cave Cricket
Species yavapai - Yavapai Camel Cricket
Genus Daihinia
Species brevipes - Great Plains Camel Cricket
Genus Daihinibaenetes - Sand-treader Crickets
Species giganteus - Giant Sand-treader Cricket
Species arizonensis - Painted Desert Sand-treader Cricket
Species tanneri - Utah Sand-treader Cricket
Genus Daihiniella - Sand-treader Crickets
Species bellicosa - Colorado Sand-treader Cricket
Genus Daihiniodes - Sand-treader Crickets
Species hastifera - Arizona Sand-treader Cricket
Species larvale - Stohecker's Sand-treader Cricket
Genus Macrobaenetes - Sand-treader Crickets
Species algodonensis - Algodones Sand Treader Cricket
Species kelsoensis - Kelso Dunes Giant Sand-treader Cricket
Species sierrapintae - Sierra Pinta Giant Sand-treader Cricket
Species valgum - Coachella Giant Sand-treader Cricket
Genus Phrixocnemis
Species truculentus - Truculent Camel Cricket
Genus Pristoceuthophilus
Species arizonae - Pristoceuthophilus arizonae
Species celatus - Pristoceuthophilus celatus
Species cercalis - Pristoceuthophilus cercalis
Genus Rhachocnemis - Sand-treader Crickets
Species validus - Coast Sand-treader Cricket
Genus Styracosceles
Species neomexicanus - Styracosceles neomexicanus
Genus Udeopsylla
Species robusta - Robust Camel Cricket
Genus Utabaenetes - Sand-treader Crickets
Species tanneri - San Rafael Sand-treader Cricket
Subfamily Dolichopodainae
Genus Euhadenoecus
Species insolitus - McCluney Cave Cricket
Species adelphus - Adelphos Camel Cricket
Species fragilis - Tawney's Cave Cricket
Species puteanus - Puteanus Camel Cricket
Genus Hadenoecus
Species barri - Barr's Cave Cricket
Species cumberlandicus - Cumberland Cave Cricket
Species jonesi - Limrock Blowing Cave Cricket
Species opilionides - Tennessee Cave Cricket
Species subterraneus - Common Cave Cricket
Subfamily Gammarotettiginae
Genus Gammarotettix
Species aesculus - Gammarotettix aesculus
Species bilobatus - Gammarotettix bilobatus
Species genitalis - Gammarotettix genitalis
Subfamily Tropidischiinae
Genus Tropidischia
Species xanthostoma - Square-legged Camel Cricket
Family Stenopelmatidae - Jerusalem Crickets
Genus Ammopelmatus
Species kelsoensis - Kelso Dunes Jerusalem Cricket
Species muwu - Point Conception Jerusalem Cricket
Genus Stenopelmatus - Jerusalem Cricket
No Taxon Mahogany Jerusalem Cricket
Species monahanensis - Stenopelmatus monahanensis
Species nigrocapitatus - Black-headed Jerusalem Cricket
Species mescaleroensis - Mescalero Jerusalem Cricket
Species pictus - Stenopelmatus pictus
No Taxon unnamed dark Jerusalem Cricket - se. Arizona
Family Tettigoniidae - Katydids
Subfamily Conocephalinae - Coneheads and Meadow Katydids
Tribe Conocephalini - Meadow Katydids
Genus Conocephalus - Lesser Meadow Katydids
Species aigialus - Seashore Meadow Katydid
Species attenuatus - Long-tailed Meadow Katydid
Species brevipennis - Short-winged Meadow Katydid
Species cinereus - Caribbean Meadow Katydid
Species fasciatus - Slender Meadow Katydid
Subspecies vicinus - Conocephalus fasciatus vicinus
Subspecies fasciatus - Conocephalus fasciatus fasciatus
Species gracillimus - Graceful Meadow Katydid
Species nemoralis - Woodland Meadow Katydid
Species nigropleurum - Black-sided Meadow Katydid
Species occidentalis - Pacific Meadow Katydid
Species resacensis - Brownsville Meadow Katydid
Species saltans - Prairie Meadow Katydid
Species spartinae - Saltmarsh Meadow Katydid
Species spinosus - San Diego Meadow Katydid
Species stictomerus - Spot-legged Meadow Katydid
Species strictus - Straight-lanced Meadow Katydid
Genus Odontoxiphidium
Species apterum - Wingless Meadow Katydid
Genus Orchelimum - Greater Meadow Katydids
Species agile - Agile Meadow Katydid
Species bullatum - Texas Meadow Katydid
Species campestre - Dusky-faced Meadow Katydid
Species concinnum - Stripe-faced Meadow Katydid
Species delicatum - Delicate Meadow Katydid
Species erythrocephalum - Red-headed Meadow Katydid
Species fidicinium - Seaside Meadow Katydid
Species gladiator - Gladiator Meadow Katydid
Species militare - Military Meadow Katydid
Species minor - Lesser Pine Katydid
Species nigripes - Black-legged Meadow Katydid
Species pulchellum - Handsome Meadow Katydid
Species silvaticum - Long-spurred Meadow Katydid
Species superbum - Superb Meadow Katydid
Species unispina - Arizona Meadow Katydid
Species vulgare - Common Meadow Katydid
Tribe Copiphorini - Coneheads
Genus Belocephalus - Short-winged Coneheads
Species sabalis - Palmetto Conehead
Species davisi - Davis’s Conehead
Genus Bucrates
Species weissmani - Weissman's Conehead
Species malivolans - Cattail Conehead
Genus Neoconocephalus - Common Coneheads
Species bivocatus - False Robust Conehead
Species caudellianus - Caudell's Conehead
Species ensiger - Sword-bearing Conehead
Species exiliscanorus - Slightly Musical Conehead
Species melanorhinus - Black-nosed Conehead
Species nebrascensis - Nebraska Conehead
Species palustris - Marsh Conehead
Species retusus - Round-tipped Conehead
Species robustus - Robust Conehead
Species triops - Broad-tipped Conehead
Species velox - Swift Conehead
Genus Pyrgocorypha
Species uncinata - Hook-faced Conehead
Subfamily Listroscelidinae - Spiny Predatory Katydids
Genus Phlugis - Alien Raptorial Katydid
Genus Neobarrettia
Species spinosa - Greater Arid-land Katydid
Species victoriae - Lesser Arid-land Katydid
Subfamily Meconematinae - Quiet-calling Katydids
Genus Meconema
Species meridionale - Southern Oak Bush-Cricket
Species thalassinum - Drumming Katydid
Subfamily Phaneropterinae - Phaneropterine Katydids
Genus Amblycorypha - Round-headed Katydids
Species alexanderi - Clicker Round-winged Katydid
Species arenicola - Sandhill Virtuoso Katydid
Species carinata - Carinate Katydid
Species bartrami - Bartram's Round-winged Katydid
Species floridana - Florida Oblong-winged Katydid
Species huasteca - Texas Oblong-winged Katydid
Species insolita - Big Bend Oblong-winged Katydid
Species longinicta - Common Virtuoso Katydid
Species oblongifolia - Oblong-winged Katydid
Species parvipennis - Western Round-winged Katydid
Species rotundifolia - Rattler Round-winged Katydid
Species uhleri - Uhler's Virtuoso Katydid
Genus Arethaea - Thread-legged Katydids
Species ambulator - Hill Country Thread-leg Katydid
Species arachnopyga - Big Bend Thread-leg Katydid
Species brevicauda - California Thread-leg Katydid
Species carita - Carita Thread-leg Katydid
Species coyotero - Mojave Thread-leg Katydid
Species constricta - Prairie Thread-leg Katydid
Species gracilipes - Thin-footed Thread-leg Katydid
Species grallator - Stilt-walker Katydid
Species mescalero - Mescalero Thread-leg Katydid
Species phantasma - Rio Grande Thread-leg Katydid
Species phalangium - Eastern Thread-leg Katydid
Species polingi - Poling Thread-leg Katydid
Species sellata - Sellate Thread-leg Katydid
Species semialata - Chihuahuan Thread-leg Katydid
Genus Brachyinsara
Species hemiptera - Least Katydid
Genus Dichopetala - Short-wing Katydids
Species brevihastata - Common Short-wing Katydid
Species castanea - Chestnut Short-wing Katydid
Species catinata - Spoon-tailed Short-wing Katydid
Species emarginata - Spoon-tail Short-wing Katydid
Species oreoeca - Mountain-dwelling short-winged katydid
Genus Insara - Western Bush Katydids
Species apache - Apache Bush Katydid
Species covilleae - Creosote Bush Katydid
Species elegans - Elegant Bush Katydid
Species gemmicula - Gemmate Bush Katydid
Species juniperi - Juniper Bush Katydid
Species tessellata - Tessellate Bush Katydid
Genus Inscudderia - Cypress Katydids
Species strigata - Guinea-cypress Katydid
Species taxodii - Western cypress Katydid
Species walkeri - Eastern cypress Katydid
Genus Leptophyes
Species punctatissima - Speckled Bush-Cricket
Genus Microcentrum - Angle-wing Katydids
Species californicum - California Angle-winged Katydid
Species latifrons - Southwestern Angle-wing Katydid
Species minus - Microcentrum minus
Species retinerve - Lesser Angle-winged Katydid
Species rhombifolium - Greater Angle-wing Katydid
No Taxon eggs
Genus Montezumina
Species modesta - Modest Katydid
Genus Obolopteryx
Species gladiator - Gladiator Short-winged Katydid
Genus Phaneroptera
Species nana - Mediterranean Katydid
Genus Planipollex
Species pollicifer - Planipollex pollicifer
Genus Platylyra
Species californica - Chaparral Katydid
Genus Scudderia - Bush Katydids
Species cuneata - Southeastern Bush Katydid
Species curvicauda - Curve-tailed Bush Katydid
Species fasciata - Treetop Bush Katydid
Species furcata - Fork-tailed Bush Katydid
Species mexicana - Mexican Bush Katydid
Species pistillata - Broad-winged Bush Katydid
Species septentrionalis - Northern Bush Katydid
Species texensis - Texas Bush Katydid
No Taxon Nymphs
Genus Stilpnochlora
Species couloniana - Giant Katydid
Genus Turpilia
Species rostrata - Narrow-Beaked Katydid
Genus Turpiliodes
Species mexicanum - Texas turp
Subfamily Pseudophyllinae - True Katydids
Genus Lea
Species floridensis - Florida True Katydid
Genus Paracyrtophyllus - Western True Katydids
Species excelsus - Chisos Katydid
Species robustus - Red Katydid
Genus Pterophylla
Species camellifolia - Common True Katydid
Subfamily Tettigoniinae - Shield-backed Katydids
Genus Acrodectes
Species philopagus - Alpine Shieldback
Genus Aglaothorax - Ovate Shieldback
Species diminutiva - Diminutive Shieldback
Species gurneyi - Gurney's Shieldback
Species longipennis - Malibu Shieldback
Species morsei - Morse's Shieldback
Species ovata - Ovate Shieldback
Genus Anabrus
Species cerciata - Big-tooth Anabrus
Species longipes - Long-legged Anabrus
Species simplex - Mormon Cricket
Genus Apote
Species notabilis - Notable Apote
Species robusta - Robust Apote
Genus Ateloplus
Species coconino - Ateloplus coconino
Species luteus - Yellow Shieldback
Species schwarzi - Ateloplus schwarzi
Species splendidus - Ateloplus splendidus
Genus Atlanticus - Eastern Shieldbacks
Species americanus - American Shieldback
Species davisi - Davis's Shieldback
Species gibbosus - Robust Shieldback
Species monticola - Least Shieldback
Species pachymerus - Southern Protean Shieldback
Species testaceus - Protean Shieldback
Genus Capnobotes
Species arizonensis - Arizona Longwing
Species attenuatus - Slender Longwing
Species bruneri - Bruner Longwing
Species fuliginosus - Sooty Longwing
Species granti - Grant Longwing
Species occidentalis - Western Longwing
Species spatulatus - Spatulate Longwing
Species unodontus - One-tooth Longwing
Genus Clinopleura
Species melanopleura - Clinopleura melanopleura
Genus Cyrtophyllicus
Species chlorum - Chaparral Shield-back
Genus Decticita
Species balli - Ball's Little Shieldback
Species brevicauda - Short-winged Shieldback
Species yosemite - Yosemite Shieldback
Genus Eremopedes
Species balli - Ball’s Shieldback
Species bilineatus - Two-lined Shieldback
Species covilleae - Eremopedes covilleae
Species ephippiatus - Eremopedes ephippiatus
Species kelsoensis - Kelso Shieldback
Species scudderi - Eremopedes scudderi
Genus Hubbellia
Species marginifera - Pine Katydid
Genus Idionotus
Species siskiyou - Siskiyou Shieldback
Species tehachapi - Tehachapi Shielback
Genus Idiostatus
Species aequalis - Uniform Shieldback
Species apollo - Apollo Shieldback
Species californicus - Pictet's Shieldback
Species gurneyi - Gurney's Shieldback
Species hermannii - Herman’s shieldback
Species variegatus - Variegated Shield-back
Species fuscus - Idiostatus fuscus
Genus Metrioptera
Species sphagnorum - Bog Katydid
Species roeselii - Roesel’s Katydid
Genus Neduba
Species convexa - Neduba convexa
Species diabolica - Neduba diabolica
Species macneilli - MacNeill’s shieldback
Species propsti - Catalina Shield-back Cricket
Species sierranus - Sierra Shieldback
Species steindachneri - Steindachner’s shieldback
Genus Pediodectes
Species bruneri - Bruner Shieldback
Species daedalus - Daedalus Shieldback
Species grandis - Grand Shieldback
Species haldemanii - Haldeman's Shieldback
Species nigromarginatus - Black-margined Shieldback
Species stevensonii - Stevenson's Shieldback
Species tinkhami - Tinkham's Shieldback
Genus Peranabrus
Species scabricollis - Coulee Cricket
Genus Phymonotus
Species jacintotopos - San Jacinto Shieldback
Genus Plagiostira
Species albonotata - White-marked Shieldback
Species gillettei - Gillette’s Shieldback
Subspecies gillettei - Plagiostira gillettei gillettei
Subspecies utahensis - Plagiostira gillettei utahensis
Species mescaleroensis - Mescalero Shieldback
Genus Platyoplus
Species gilaensis - Platyoplus gilaensis
Genus Steiroxys
Species pallidipalpus - Steiroxys pallidipennis
Species strepens - Noisy Shieldback
Species trilineatus - Three-lined Shieldback
Genus Tessellana
Species tessellata - Brown-spotted Bush-cricket