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Subfamily Hapithinae - Bush Crickets

Jumping bush cricket - Orocharis saltator - male Scary - Hapithus agitator Jumping Bush Cricket - Orocharis saltator - female Restless Bush Cricket (Hapithus agitator) - Hapithus agitator - male Orocharis saltator - male Orocharis saltator - female Orocharis Sp? - Orocharis saltator - female Which Bush Cricket? - female
Classification
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 Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Subfamily Hapithinae (Bush Crickets)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
includes the genera Hapithus and Orocharis formerly placed in family Eneopteridae
the genus Tafalisca is now placed in subfamily Tafaliscinae of family Gryllidae at OSF
the genus Xenogryllus is now placed in subfamily Eneopterinae of family Gryllidae at OSF
Numbers
12 species in 5 genera in North America listed at SINA
Size
body length 9-20 mm
Identification
Usually brown or gray. Hind tibia has 5-8 spines on upper margin. Tarsi have second segment much shorter than the other two and it has two lobes with flattened pads (1).


Tafalisca - 1 species, FL

Hapithus - 3 species, southeastern U.S.

Orocharis - 5 species, eastern U.S.

Antillicharis and Xenogryllus are not yet represented on BugGuide - both are found only in FL.
Range
mostly southeastern states; not present in the west
Habitat
on bushes, forbs, and canopies of trees
Food
Leaves, flowers, and fruit of plants.
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in the stems of living plants.
Remarks
This page contains contributions from Patrick Coin and Joel Kits (copied from Eneopteridae page, now removed).

Hapithinae are often parasitized by wasps in the family Rhopalosomatidae
Print References
Capinera, p. 203 (1)
Internet References
classification plus literature citations and included taxa (Orthoptera Species File)
links to species accounts plus some remarks and behavior plus common name reference of Eneopterinae (Singing Insects of North America)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.