short-winged bush cricket
Hapithus brevipennis (Saussure) 1897


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.

Habitat:  On grass and shrubby undergrowth, especially in pine flatwoods.

Season:  Aug.–Dec.; n. Fla. data.

Song:  No calling song. No courtship sounds known, but courtship never observed. The tympana and stridulatory file are well developed.

Similar species:  Musical bush cricket--wings longer; more than 70 teeth in stridulatory file; loud calling song.

More information:  subfamily Eneopterinae, genus Hapithus

References:  Walker 1977.

Nomenclature:  OSF (Orthoptera Species File Online)