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Genus Tetrix

Pygmy Grasshopper - Tetrix subulata Pygmy Grasshopper - Tetrix arenosa - female Tetrigidae? - Tetrix arenosa Pygmy Grasshopper - Tetrix subulata - female Tetrigidae, lateralX - Tetrix arenosa Tetrix brunneri ?  - Tetrix subulata - male Tetrix ornata - male Tetrigidae - Tetrix
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Tetrigidae (Pygmy Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Tetriginae
Genus Tetrix
Explanation of Names
Tetrix Latreille 1802
"Although Latreille first applied the term Tetrix,... it is essentially the same genus as that defined by Charpentier as Tettix. ... The word Tetrix is of Greek origin, meaning grasshopper. Harris (1841) supposed that Latreille applied the term to the Tettigida from some fanciful resemblance to the heath-cock of Europe. In North America the name grouse-locusts has to some extent been applied to Tettigids in consequence of this supposed similarity."(1)
Numbers
8 spp. in our area, >150 total(2)
Print References
T. arenosa, subulata, brunneri, ornata illustrated & keyed in(3)(4)
Works Cited
1.The Tettigidae of North America
Hancock, Joseph Lane, 1864-1922. 1902. Chicago, Pub. by special grant of Mrs. Frank G. Logan.
2.Orthoptera Species File Online
3.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.
4.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.