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Genus Booneacris

Booneacris glacialis - male Grasshoppers - Booneacris glacialis - male - female Grasshopper, Alpine Garden, Mt. Washington - Booneacris glacialis - female Booneacris glacialis - male Booneacris glacialis - female Caelifera - Booneacris glacialis Booneacris glacialis - female Dolly Sods grasshopper on a log - Booneacris glacialis - female
Classification
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 Melanoplinae (Spur-throated Grasshoppers)
Tribe Podismini
Genus Booneacris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Booneacris Rehn & Randell, 1962. Genotype: Pezotettix glacialis S.H. Scudder (= Booneacris glacialis glacialis)
Explanation of Names
Moved from subfamily Gomphocerinae at BugGuide on 31 January 2008. Placement in subfamily Melanoplinae follows the classification used in the Orthoptera Species File here; see Taxonomy Proposals forum topic on "Orthoptera"
Numbers
Three or four species, depending on authority referenced; all North American.
Identification
Moderately slender (average) wingless Spur-throat Grasshoppers with tympana present. Very similar and closely related to Appalachia & Dendrotettix, but those genera have at least short wings. Melanoplus viridipes also very similar, but again with short wings. Karokia blanci, both species known only from Trinity County, California, is similar but quite stocky and slate colored [originally Karokia was published as a subgenus of Booneacris]. Buckellacris is also very similar and closely related, differing primarily in the supra-anal plate not lifted into a prominence midway on each side, and in having cerci cylindrical at tip (flattened in Booneacris); found from Alberta and Montana to British Columbia and Washington. Bradynotes species are western (mostly California & Oregon), and are very stocky - thick-bodied. Other similar North American wingless species are also mostly more stocky, and lack tympana [actually present, but very reduced and barely visible].