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Species Camptonotus carolinensis - Carolina Leaf-roller Cricket

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Tettigoniidea (Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives)
Family Gryllacrididae (Raspy Crickets)
Genus Camptonotus
Species carolinensis (Carolina Leaf-roller Cricket)
Explanation of Names
Camptonotus carolinensis (Gerstaecker 1860)
12-15 mm
Antennae at least 5x as long as body. (These do not stick out of leaf shelter.) Ovipositor often (not always) upturned and carried over back(1). Most (all?) individuals apterous.
Mostly se US (e.TX to FL and north to PA); recent BG & iNaturalist reports show it extending to southern NY and CT.
Deciduous forests. Shelters in rolled-up leaf (fastened with silk from glands on mouth) during the day.
Found in the treetops.(2)
Late summer to fall. Nymphs Jul-Aug, adults Sep-Oct in NC(3)
Hunts aphids at night.
Life Cycle
Bites through leaf in order to form flap. Flap is folded over, edge is pulled down with legs, and then edges are glued together with silk from gland on mouth. Sometimes uses the pods of Bladdernut, Staphylea trifolia, as a shelter instead of a leaf(4).
Sphex nudus is a major predator of this species
Only leaf rolling cricket in North America.(2)
This one is a silent hunter and also a silk spinner.(2)
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.
2.Hidden Company that Trees Keep: Life from Treetops to Root Tips
James B. Nardi. 2023. Princeton University Press.
3.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
4.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.