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Genus Arphia

Grasshopper nymph - Arphia pseudonietana - female Dark hopper nymph - Arphia xanthoptera Arphia conspersa - male Slate gray and white grasshopper - Arphia behrensi - male Oedipodinae 1 - Arphia xanthoptera - male grasshopper, salt & pepper - Arphia simplex Unknown grasshopper - Arphia simplex - male Sulphur-winged Grasshopper - Arphia sulphurea - male
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 Oedipodinae (Band-winged Grasshoppers)
Tribe Arphiini
Genus Arphia
Numbers and Arnett, p. 171 (1), list 11 species.
17-46 mm
Distinctly ridged pronotum. Hind wings yellow, orange, red, or pinkish.
Much of North America, several species in east.
Fields, open woods, grasslands
Depends on species. Some species hatch in spring and are typically adult in summer and fall. Some species overwinter as nymphs and adults are present mostly in late winter to early summer. For A. granulate & simplex in south, seasons of occurrence are ill-defined, and they may be adult year-round.
Mostly grasses, some forbs
Life Cycle
Nymphs of some species overwinter.
Print References
Arnett, p. 171, describes A. sulphureus (1)
Bland, pp. 105-107 (2)
Capinera, pp. 60-63 (3)
Helfer, pp. 111-112 (4)
Internet References
Insects of Cedar Creek: Arphia pseudonietana
North Dakota State University: Arphia pseudonietana
Grasshoppers of Florida--PDF file on Bandwinged Grasshoppers--Subfamily Oedipodinae
Works Cited
1.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
2.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.
3.Grasshoppers of Florida (Invertebrates of Florida)
John L. Capinera, Clay W. Scherer, Jason M. Squiter, Jason M. Squitier. 2002. University Press of Florida.
4.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.