Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
equivalent to tribe Gomphocerini Fieber 1853
tribe Chorthippini Shumakov 1963 may be equivalent, or may include genera that should be separated as a distinct tribe from Gomphocerini (in which case our two genera would be in separate tribes).
tribe Gomphoceri Fieber, 1853. Based on genus Gomphocerus Thunberg, 1815
tribe Gomphocerini (Fieber) Jacobson, 1905
tribe Chorthippini Shumakov, 1963. Based on genus Chorthippus Fieber, 1852
?tribe Arcypterini Shumakov, 1963. Based on genus Arcyptera Serville, 1838
tribe Stenobothrini Harz, 1975. Based on genus Stenobothrus Fischer, 1853
subtribe Omocestina Petit, 2005 (of tribe Gomphocerini). Based on genus Omocestus Petit, 2005
probably there are others
Only two genera enter North America - Chorthippus and Aeropedelus
Simlar to the Chrysochraon group in many traits, but usually richer in coloring with stronger, "smoother" patterning. Somewhat smaller in size, with face less slanting; faveolae visible from above; antennae slender or clubbed (in adults); hind femura slender, with hind femura and tibiae usually basically without pattern and roughly matching body coloration (sometimes reddish). Wings usually relatively short and rarely, if ever surpassing hind femora (knees) in our species, though males can still sometimes fly. Species of cool grassy habitats.
The group is Eurasian, with only a few species in two genera occuring in North America.