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Genus Metaleptea

Clipped-wing Grasshopper - Metaleptea brevicornis - male Grasshopper 7 - Metaleptea brevicornis - female Clipped-wing Grasshopper - Metaleptea brevicornis - male Brown grassshopper a bit too close to the water - Metaleptea brevicornis - female Is this Metaleptea brevicornis? - Metaleptea brevicornis - male Clip-wing Grasshopper? - Metaleptea brevicornis - female Clip-wing Grasshopper? - Metaleptea brevicornis - female Clip-wing Grasshopper - Metaleptea brevicornis
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 Gomphocerinae (Slant-faced Grasshoppers)
No Taxon (Hyalopteryx Group)
Genus Metaleptea
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metaleptea Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893. Type species: Gryllus brevicornis Johannson [subsequent designation by Giglio-Tos, 1897]
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Giglio-Tos, 1897. Likely from Greek meta, after plus Leptea, another genus of grasshoppers. That genus name from Greek, leptos, meaning thin, small? (Based on Internet searches.)

Until the early 1900's, species of Metaleptea were usually listed as belonging to genus Truxalis. The confusion started because in the original description of that genus, our species was listed with a few others; however, that genus name properly applies to a small group of Old World species with the type species being Gryllus nasutus Linnaeus.
Numbers
Orthoptera Species File Online lists 2 species, M. brevicornis and M. adspersa, but most authors have treated adspersa as a South American subspecies of M. brevicornis.
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