Cuban ground cricket
Note: On the map above, Monroe County,
Florida, includes the southwest portion of the tip of mainland Florida and
the upper and lower keys. These three parts of that county are mapped separately in
the "dot maps" but not in the computer-generated distribution maps, which are strictly at the county level.)
Lisa Rainsong is responsible for a major expansion of the “likely general distribution” of this species. She did so by firmly documenting its occurrence in northeast Ohio, including Lake, Geauga, Portage, Cuyahoga, Summit, Stark, Lorain, Medina, and Erie counties. Until 2015, west of the Appalachian Mountains, the northern extent of the shaded area on the above map coincided with the northern limits of Tennessee and Arkansas. The justification for now having an extensive portion of the likely range of N. cubensis with no substantiating records is that the species is rarely collected by casual collectors, because: it is tiny and a good jumper and its song is not intrusive.