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Family Mogoplistidae - Scaly Crickets

Mole Cricket? - Cycloptilum slossoni - male Crick on Wall - Cycloptilum slossoni - male Crick on Wall - Cycloptilum slossoni - male Cricket on Cliff - Cycloptilum - male Cycloptilum - male cricket - Cycloptilum - female Cycloptilum comprehendens? - Cycloptilum - female handraised Cycloptilum - series - Cycloptilum - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Gryllidea (Crickets)
Family Mogoplistidae (Scaly Crickets)
Other Common Names
Wingless Bush Crickets
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Often considered a subfamily (Mogoplistinae) of family Gryllidae.
BugGuide follows the classification of Orthoptera Species File, which treats the group as family Mogoplistidae.
20 species in 4 genera in North America listed at Singing Insects of North America
body length 5-13 mm
body slender, wingless or with small wings, and covered with translucent scales that rub off easily

Cycloptillum - 17 species, southeastern and central U.S. (north to NY)

Hoplosphyrum - 1 species, southwestern U.S.

Cycloptiloides and Oligacanthopus are not yet represented on BugGuide - both are only found in Florida.
mostly southern United States
on bushes or under debris in sandy tropical/subtropical areas near water
Internet References
links to species accounts and illustrated key to genera (Singing Insects of North America, U. of Florida)
classification plus common name reference [Scaly Crickets] and literature citations (Orthoptera Species File)
description and common name reference [Wingless Bush Crickets] (