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Genus Cnemotettix - Silk-spinning Crickets

Silk-spinning Cricket - Cnemotettix caudulus - female Silk-spinning Cricket - Cnemotettix caudulus - female Silk-spinning Cricket - Cnemotettix bifasciatus - male Silk-spinning Cricket - Cnemotettix bifasciatus - male Silk-spinning Cricket - Cnemotettix bifasciatus - male Silk-spinning Cricket - Cnemotettix bifasciatus - male Silk-spinning Cricket - Cnemotettix bifasciatus - female Cnemotettix bifasciatus - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Tettigoniidea (Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives)
Family Anostostomatidae (Wetas & King Crickets)
Genus Cnemotettix (Silk-spinning Crickets)
Range
Known from near Pacific coast, from the area of Tijuana Baja California Norte, Mexico to roughly Monterey Bay, California, USA. Both on mainland and on most of the Channel Islands.
Habitat
Silk-lined burrows in the ground.
Internet References
David C. Rentz & David B. Wiessman, 1973 'The Origins and Affinities of the Orthoptera of the Channel Islands and Adjacent Mainland California; Part I The Genus Cnemotettix', Proceedings of The Academy of Natural Sciences, vol. 125: 89-120.