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Genus Orocharis - Loud-singing Bush Crickets

Jumping Bush Cricket - Orocharis saltator - male Not a chickadee - Orocharis saltator - female Cricket - Orocharis saltator - male Cricket - Orocharis saltator - female Miscellaneous3 - Orocharis saltator - male brown cricket? - Orocharis saltator - female Jumping Bush Cricket - Dorsal - Orocharis - female Orocharis saltator - female
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 Orocharis (Loud-singing Bush Crickets)
Other Common Names
Jumping Bush Crickets
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Moved from family Eneopteridae at BugGuide on 1 February 2008. Placement in subfamily Hapithinae of family Gryllidae follows the classification used in the Orthoptera Species File here; see Taxonomy Proposals forum topic on "Orthoptera" here.
Singing Insects of North America lists 6 species: O. diplastes, O. gryllodes, O. luteolira, O. nigrifrons, O. saltator, and O. tricornis.
15-20 mm (O. saltator)
Forewings cover abdomen, and hindwings project out from beneath them (1).
O. saltator is widespread in eastern United States, mostly southeast, though absent from Florida peninsula and southeastern Georgia.
O. luteolira is found in southeastern coastal plain (1).
Other species restricted to Florida.
See Also
Short-winged bush crickets, genus Hapithus
Print References
Capinera, p. 204, plate 45 (1)
Helfer, pp. 334-335, fig. 534 (2)
Internet References
description plus illustrations of head of five species and common name reference (Singing Insects of North America)
classification plus literature citations and included taxa (Orthoptera Species File)
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.