Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Tribe Melanoplini

Unknown grasshopper. - Paroxya atlantica the last grasshopper??????? - Melanoplus femurrubrum Phaulotettix eurycercus - female EG - Melanoplus unknown-species Melanoplus mancus - female Caelifera - Melanoplus grasshopper - Melanoplus femurrubrum - male Melanoplus - Melanoplus differentialis - 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 Melanoplini
Remarks
Perhaps an unnatural assemblage of genera, but convenient to group relatively similar genera together. Which genera are included varies with the author treating them, and relationships are poorly understood. Probably the group will be split into more than one as more is learned about the relationships between the genera.

Most included genera have a similar "look" and most are exclusively or primarily North American.