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Subfamily Trigonidiinae - Winged Bush Crickets, Trigs

Red-headed Bush Cricket - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - male Cricket? - Anaxipha - female cricket - Cyrtoxipha columbiana - female Unk - Phyllopalpus pulchellus - male Anaxipha exigua - male Anaxipha exigua - male Final molt - Cyrtoxipha columbiana - male frigid cricket - Anaxipha - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Gryllidea (Crickets)
Family Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Subfamily Trigonidiinae (Winged Bush Crickets, Trigs)
Other Common Names
Sword-tail Crickets
Leaf-running Crickets
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Moved from family Trigonidiidae at BugGuide on 31 January 2008. Placement in family Gryllidae follows the classification used in the Orthoptera Species File here; see Taxonomy Proposals forum topic on "Orthoptera" here.
Explanation of Names
Subfamily name from genus Trigonidium Rambur, 1838. This would appear to be from Greek trigonos three-cornered. Common name "trigs" appears to be from the scientific name.
19 spp. in 4 genera in North America listed at SINA
Four genera in the U.S. (1)

Anaxipha - 13 species, brown/tan colored

Falcicula - 1 species, brown/tan colored and very small, with no stridulatory field

Cyrtoxipha - 4 species (3 restricted to FL), greenish colored

Phyllopalpus - 1 species, bright black and red
TX-FL, north to MA
Feed on a wide range of food including leaves, flowers, insect eggs, and small insects (2)
Internet References
classification plus common names reference, synonyms, included taxa, literature citations (Orthoptera Species File)
Works Cited
1.Singing Insects of North America
2.Guide to Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast
Michael DiGiorgio & John Himmelman. 2009. Stackpole Books.