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short-winged bush cricket

Hapithus brevipennis (Saussure 1897)

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map female male female
Song: No calling song. No courtship sounds known, but courtship never observed. The tympana and stridulatory file are well developed.
Identification: Length 12–17 mm. Forewings covering less than two-thirds of abdomen; length of forewings generally less than 2.3 (males) or 2.2 (females) times medial length of pronotum. Stridulatory file with 45–70 teeth, 0.9 to 1.5 mm long.
Similar species: Musical bush cricket—wings longer; more than 70 teeth in stridulatory file; loud calling song.
Habitat: On grass and shrubby undergrowth, especially in pine flatwoods.
Season: Aug.–Dec.; n. Fla. data
More information:
subfamily Hapithinae, genus Hapithus
References: Walker 1977.
Nomenclature: OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)
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