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Subfamily Hapithinae - Bush Crickets

Cricket - Hapithus agitator - female Bush cricket - Hapithus agitator - female Arden immature - Orocharis saltator - male Hapithus agitator - male Hapithus agitator - male Yellow striped cricket - Hapithus agitator - male Light Brown cricket - Orocharis saltator - male Brown tree cricket - Orocharis saltator - 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 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
12 species in 5 genera in North America listed at SINA
body length 9-20 mm
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).

Antillicharis - 1 species, FL

Tafalisca - 1 species, FL

Hapithus - 3 species, southeastern U.S.

Orocharis - 6 species, eastern U.S. (one introduced)
mostly southeastern states; not present in the west
on bushes, forbs, and canopies of trees
Leaves, flowers, and fruit of plants.
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid in the stems of living plants.
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.