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Genus Hapithus - Flightless Bush Crickets

Hapithus agitator With Rhopalosomatid Ectoparasite? - Hapithus agitator - female Cricket - Hapithus agitator Restless  bush cricket - Hapithus agitator - female Hapithus agitator - female Restless Bush Cricket - Hapithus agitator - male unknown cricket - Hapithus agitator - female Bush cricket nymph? - Hapithus agitator Unknown Cricket? - Hapithus agitator
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 Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Subfamily Hapithinae (Bush Crickets)
Genus Hapithus (Flightless Bush Crickets)
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Uhler, 1864.
SINA lists 3 species.
9-19 mm
Quoting from SINA: "Brown, sedentary crickets with hindwings shorter than forewings; foretibia with anterior tympanum but without posterior one."
H. agitator: widespread in southeast
H. brevipennis: more restricted to southeastern states
H. melodius: restricted to southern Florida
(see maps linked from SINA page)
See Also
Loud-singing bush crickets, genus Orocharis
Print References
Capinera, p. 203, plate 45--Hapithus agitator (1)
Helfer, p. 334--description Hapithus agitator, fig. 533--H. brevipennis (2)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
2.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.