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Tribe Psinidiini

7015278 - Psinidia fenestralis - male - female Grasshopper - Derotmema delicatulum Trepidulus hyalinus - male Trachyrhachys kiowa - female Bandwinged Grasshopper with white heart-shaped pronotum - Trachyrhachys kiowa - male Blue-legged Grasshopper - Metator pardalinus - male Hayden Band-winged Grasshopper - Derotmema haydeni - male Psinidia fenestralis - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Oedipodinae (Band-winged Grasshoppers)
Tribe Psinidiini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psinidia Genus Group D. Otte, 1984
Psinidiini D. Otte, 1995
Likely closely akin to the Hippiscini, but more slender, mostly smaller, and with a distinctly different shape to the head and pronotum. The head is usually large with the top higher than the top of the pronotum, and with the eyes large and giving a "bug-eyed" look. The pronotum is usually strongly sculptured with short ridges and projections above, and with the median ridge strong in at least the front, and strongly cut twice. The wings are clear, or yellow to red or pink, and most often there is a dark cross band with a spur. One Mexican species (Trachyrhachys funeralis has the wings nearly all black and blue near the base. The color pattern of the body and tegmina may be much like in the Hippiscini, but more often the tegmina have two or three dark cross bands that are strongest near the lower margin (when folded). The pronotum in most species has a projection or squared lower rear angle on the lower sides, and it is often flared out sideways in this same area. Like in the Hippiscini, no species are known to crepitate in flight. Also, like that group, the male epiphalus of most species trilobed near the ends.
North America