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Species Tettigidea lateralis - Black-sided Pygmy Grasshopper

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Caelifera (Grasshoppers)
Family Tetrigidae (Pygmy Grasshoppers)
Subfamily Batrachideinae
Genus Tettigidea
Species lateralis (Black-sided Pygmy Grasshopper)
Explanation of Names
Tettigidea lateralis (Say 1824)
in average, larger than most tetrigids in our area: 9-16 mm(1); per (2), ♂ 8-11 mm, ♀ 12-14 mm
Coloration black to cream. Lower face of female usually dark, that of male usually creamy white.(2) Hind femur often with pale spot. Front margin of pronotum not spined(3)(1)
e NA (NS-FL to MB-seAZ)(4)
dry and wet habitats: sand dunes, swamps, forests
All year in NC(5); all year except coldest months in MI(3)
Life Cycle
may form migratory swarms. Macropterous or brachypterous. One generation per year in north, two in south.
the most widespread and common member of the genus
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
3.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.
4.Batrachideinae (Orthoptera: Caelifera: Tetrigidae): an overview of the most diverse tetrigids of the Neotropical region
Silva D.S.M., Cadena-CastaƱeda O.J., Pereira M.R. 2021. Zootaxa 4946: 1-84.
5.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.