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Species Ceuthophilus californianus - California Camel Cricket

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Tettigoniidea (Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives)
Family Rhaphidophoridae (Camel Crickets)
Subfamily Ceuthophilinae
Genus Ceuthophilus
Species californianus (California Camel Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ceuthophilus californianus Scudder, 1862. Type locality: San Francisco, California
Identification
Relatively plain in coloring. Large rounded head.
Distinction from related (more southern) C. hesperus is difficult where they overlap distributions (approximately in Los Angeles County). Male external genitalia differ in shape, but females are basically identical.
Range
California; reported from Sonoma to Los Angeles Counties.