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Species Tetrix arenosa - Obscure Pygmy Grasshopper

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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
Species arenosa (Obscure Pygmy Grasshopper)
Other Common Names
Sand Pygmy Grasshopper
Explanation of Names
Tetrix arenosa Burmeister 1838
2 sspp., both in our area(1)
9-14 mm
Grayish, brownish, or dark; may have a wide pale band across pronotum. Pronotum almost flat, with median ridge feeble(2)
Eastern North America: Ontario south to Texas and eastward to Atlantic
Found, especially, along margins of ponds, streams, woodland pools; sometimes in drier areas
Much of year. Nymphs only found in mid-summer.
Life Cycle
Overwinters as adult.
Print References
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Orthoptera Species File Online
2.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.