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Species Gryllotalpa major - Prairie Mole Cricket

Gryllotalpa major - Prairie mole cricket - Gryllotalpa major - male Gryllotalpa major - Prairie mole cricket - Gryllotalpa major - male Gryllotalpa major - Prairie mole cricket - Gryllotalpa major - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Gryllidea (Crickets)
Family Gryllotalpidae (Mole Crickets)
Genus Gryllotalpa
Species major (Prairie Mole Cricket)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gryllotalpa major (Saussure)
Orig. Comb: Gryllotalpa major Saussure, 1874
Range
c Great Plains (OK-AK-MO-KS) - Map (SINA)
Habitat
Relicts of tall grass prairie. (SINA)
Remarks
considered by AR and OK to be a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (1)(2)
Print References
Hill, P. (1998). Environmental and Social Influences on Calling Effort in the Prairie Mole Cricket (Gryllotalpa major). Behavioral Ecology 9: 101–108.
Hill, P. (1999). Lekking in Gryllotalpa major, the Prairie Mole Cricket (Insecta: Gryllotalpidae). Ethology 105: 531–545.
Howard, D. and P. Hill (2006). Morphology and calling song characteristics in Gryllotalpa major Saussure (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae). Journal of Orthoptera Research 15: 53–57.
Howard, D., N. Lee, C. Hall, A. Mason (2010). Are Centrally Displaying Males Always the Centre of Female Attention? Acoustic Display Position and Female Choice in a Lek Mating Subterranean Insect. Ethology 117: 199–207.