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Family Eumastacidae - Monkey Grasshoppers

Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper - Morsea californica - male Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper - Morsea californica - male Ball's Monkey Grasshopper - Eumorsea balli - female Chaparral Monkey Grasshopper - Morsea californica - female Morsea piute - male Psychomastax robusta - male Grasshopper...? - Morsea Monkey Grasshopper - Morsea
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Eumastacidae (Monkey Grasshoppers)
Numbers
15 species in 3 genera according to Arnett(1); Orthoptera Species File(2) and Nearctica list 13 species in 3 genera
Identification
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.
Range
Mostly tropical; northern limit of range is Southwest USA
Internet References
Hebard 1935 - has key to our three genera