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Species Phrynotettix tshivavensis - Chihuahua Lubber

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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 Romaleidae (Lubber Grasshoppers)
Genus Phrynotettix (Toad Lubbers)
Species tshivavensis (Chihuahua Lubber)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1852 by Samuel Stehman Haldeman as Ephippigera tshivavensis
Phrynotettix tshivavensis
Explanation of Names
tshivavensis is Latin for "of/found in Chihuahua", with its spelling based on ancient Latin pronunciation and contemporary phonetic transcription as only a linguistics professor (in those days they called it "philology") would do.
Prefers to live in an environment of darker igneous rocks; favors desert grassland environments over desert, and tends to occur at higher elevations and ranges further north than P. robustus
Overwinters as eggs, and usually matures in June or July, being most common as adults in summer
Internet References
Exploration and Survey of the Great Salt Lake (Appendix 3, Insects), p.371    Haldeman's original description of the species, with an illustration here. Note: In spite of what another entomologist wrote, the symbol in the name isn't "the Hebrew letter resh": it's a phonetic symbol for "sh"