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Family Eumastacidae - Monkey Grasshoppers

Huachuca Monkey Grasshopper - Eumorsea balli - female Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper Nymph - Morsea californica - female Ball's Monkey Grasshopper - Eumorsea balli - male Ball's Monkey Grasshopper - Eumorsea balli - male Brown grasshopper in sand - Morsea Psychomastax robusta - male Morsea piute Monkey Grasshopper - Morsea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Eumastacidae (Monkey Grasshoppers)
15 species in 3 genera according to Arnett(1); Orthoptera Species File(2) and Nearctica list 13 species in 3 genera
Antennae shorter than front femur(1).
Slender, small, mostly under one inch long
Hind legs usually held splayed out to the side.
North American species are wingless.
Mostly tropical; northern limit of range is Southwest USA
Internet References
Hebard 1935 - has key to our three genera