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Species Ammobaenetes arenicolus - White Sand-treader Cricket

Ammobaenetes phrixocnemoides - Ammobaenetes arenicolus - female Ammobaenetes phrixocnemoides - Ammobaenetes arenicolus - female White Sands Camel Cricket - Ammobaenites phrixocnemoides arenicolus - Ammobaenetes arenicolus White Sands Camel Cricket - Ammobaenites phrixocnemoides arenicolus - Ammobaenetes arenicolus
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 Ammobaenetes (Sand-treader Crickets)
Species arenicolus (White Sand-treader Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Daihinia arenicola Strohecker, 1947. Type locality: White Sands, Doña Ana County, New Mexico
Daihinia phrixocnemoides arenicola (Strohecker) Stroud & Strohecker, 1949
Explanation of Names
Originally described as a distinct species, but two years later considered a race of D. phrixocnemoides by the name's original author. Treated as a distinct species at Orthoptera Species File.
Identification
Distinction from D. phrixocnemoides is weak. Shape of external plates associated with male genitalia are different, and D. arenicola is lighter in coloring.
Range
known from gypsum dunes in Doña Ana and Otero Counties, Mexico
Season
adults apparently most common in late spring