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Checklist of Crickets North of Mexico

*In this checklist, an asterisk after the common name of a species indicates that the Florida State Collection of Arthropods (FSCA) has one or more specimens of the species. Of the 260 species of katydids known to occur in America north of Mexico, FSCA has specimens of 193. Of the 67 that are missing from FSCA, 50 are flightless species of shieldback katydids from the western United States.

Few species of crickets and katydids have vernacular names. The "common names" listed for each species below are intended for use when the scientific name for the species is inappropriate or insufficient.

Family Gryllotalpidae - mole crickets

Gryllotalpa - seven-spurred mole crickets*

Gryllotalpa cultriger - western mole cricket

Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa - European mole cricket*

Gryllotalpa major - prairie mole cricket*


Neocurtilla hexadactyla - northern mole cricket*

Neoscapteriscus - two-clawed mole crickets*

Neoscapteriscus abbreviatus - short-winged mole cricket*

Neoscapteriscus borellii - southern mole cricket*

Neoscapteriscus vicinus - tawny mole cricket*

Family Gryllidae (most other crickets)

Subfamily Gryllinae - field crickets


Acheta domesticus - house cricket*

Anurogryllus - short-tailed crickets*

Anurogryllus arboreus - common short-tailed cricket*

Anurogryllus celerinictus - Indies short-tailed cricket*


Gryllita arizonae - Arizona cricket


Gryllodes sigillatus - tropical house cricket*

Gryllus - field crickets*

Gryllus alogus - damp-loving field cricket

Gryllus armatus - armed field cricket*

Gryllus assimilis - Jamaican field cricket*

Gryllus brevicaudus - short-tailed field cricket

Gryllus cayensis - Keys wood cricket*

Gryllus firmus - sand field cricket*

Gryllus fultoni - southern wood cricket*

Gryllus integer - western stutter-trilling cricket

Gryllus lineaticeps - variable field cricket

Gryllus multipulsator - long-chirp field cricket*

Gryllus ovisopis - taciturn wood cricket*

Gryllus pennsylvanicus - fall field cricket*

Gryllus personatus - badlands cricket

Gryllus rubens - southeastern field cricket*

Gryllus texensis - Texas field cricket*

Gryllus veletis - spring field cricket*

Gryllus vernalis - northern wood cricket*

Gryllus vocalis - vocal field cricket

Miogryllus - lesser field crickets*

Miogryllus lineatus - western striped cricket*

Miogryllus verticalis - eastern striped cricket*


Velarifictorus micado - Japanese burrowing cricket*

Subfamily "Eneopterinae" - bush crickets


Antillicharis oriobates - Indies bush cricket*

Hapithus - flightless bush crickets*

Hapithus agitator - restless bush cricket*

Hapithus brevipennis - short-winged bush cricket*

Hapithus melodius - musical bush cricket*

Orocharis - loud-singing bush crickets*

Orocharis diplastes - Keys bush cricket*

Orocharis luteolira - false jumping bush cricket*

Orocharis nigrifrons - black-faced bush cricket*

Orocharis saltator - jumping bush cricket*

Orocharis tricornis - three-horned bush cricket*


Xenogryllus unipartitus - lychee bush cricket*

Subfamily Mogoplistinae - scaly crickets


Cycloptiloides americanus - Saussure's scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum- common scaly crickets*

Cycloptilum ainiktos - obscure scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum albocircum- banded scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum bidens- two-toothed scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum comprehendens - syncopated scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum distinctum - distinctive scaly cricket

Cycloptilum exsanguis- pale scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum irregularis- Keys scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum kelainopum- black-faced scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum pigrum - reluctant scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum quatrainum - four-pair scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum slossoni- Slosson's scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum spectabile- spectacular scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum squamosum- Scudder's scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum tardum - slow scaly cricket

Cycloptilum trigonipalpum - forest scaly cricket*

Cycloptilum velox - swift scaly cricket

Cycloptilum zebra - zebra scaly cricket*


Hoplosphyrum boreale - long-winged scaly cricket*


Oligacanthopus prograptus - silent scaly cricket*

Subfamily Myrmecophilinae - ant crickets


Myrmecophilus manni - Mann's ant cricket*

Myrmecophilus nebrascensis - Nebraska ant cricket

Myrmecophilus oregonensis - Oregon ant cricket*

Myrmecophilus pergandei - eastern ant cricket*

Subfamily Nemobiinae - ground crickets

Allonemobius - robust ground cricket*

Allonemobius allardi - Allard's ground cricket*

Allonemobius fasciatus - striped ground cricket*

Allonemobius fultoni - Fulton's ground cricket*

Allonemobius funeralis - dusky ground cricket*

Allonemobius griseus - gray ground cricket*

Allonemobius maculatus - spotted ground cricket*

Allonemobius shalontaki - Choctaw ground cricket*

Allonemobius socius - southern ground cricket*

Allonemobius sparsalus - salt-marsh ground cricket*

Allonemobius tinnulus - tinkling ground cricket*

Allonemobius walkeri - Walker's ground cricket*

Eunemobius - even-spurred ground crickets*

Eunemobius carolinus - Carolina ground cricket*

Eunemobius confusus - confused ground cricket*

Eunemobius melodius - melodious ground cricket*


Hygronemobius alleni - mangrove ground cricket*

Neonemobius - small ground crickets*

Neonemobius cubensis - Cuban ground cricket*

Neonemobius eurynotus - California ground cricket

Neonemobius mormonius - Mormon ground cricket*

Neonemobius palustris - sphagnum ground cricket*

Neonemobius variegatus - variegated ground cricket*

Pictonemobius - bar-faced ground crickets*

Pictonemobius ambitiosus - ambitious ground cricket*

Pictonemobius arenicola - sandhills ground cricket*

Pictonemobius hubbelli - Hubbell's ground cricket*

Pictonemobius uliginosus - flatwoods ground cricket*

Subfamily Oecanthinae - tree crickets

Neoxabea - smooth-legged tree crickets*

Neoxabea bipunctata - two-spotted tree cricket*

Neoxabea formosa - Brownsville tree cricket*

Oecanthus - common tree crickets*

Oecanthus alexanderi - Alexander's tree cricket*

Oecanthus argentinus - prairie tree cricket*

Oecanthus californicus - western tree cricket*

Oecanthus celerinictus - fast-calling tree cricket*

Oecanthus exclamationis - Davis's tree cricket*

Oecanthus forbesi - Forbes's tree cricket*

Oecanthus fultoni - snowy tree cricket*

Oecanthus laricis - tamarack tree cricket*

Oecanthus latipennis - broad-winged tree cricket*

Oecanthus leptogrammus - thin-lined tree cricket*

Oecanthus major - great tree cricket*

Oecanthus nigricornis - black-horned tree cricket*

Oecanthus niveus - narrow-winged tree cricket*

Oecanthus pini - pine tree cricket*

Oecanthus quadripunctatus - four-spotted tree cricket*

Oecanthus rileyi - Riley's tree cricket*

Oecanthus texensis - Texas tree cricket*

Oecanthus varicornis - different-horned tree cricket*

Oecanthus walkeri - Walker's tree cricket*

Subfamily Pentacentrinae - anomalous crickets


Trigonidomimus belfragei - Belfrage's cricket

Subfamily Podoscirtinae - bush crickets


Tafalisca eleuthera - robust bush cricket*

Subfamily Trigonidiinae - sword-tail crickets/trigs

Anaxipha - brown sword-tail crickets*

Anaxipha calusa - Calusa trig*

Anaxipha delicatula - chirping trig*

Anaxipha exigua - Say’s trig*

Anaxipha fultoni - Fulton's trig*

Anaxipha imitator - Cuban trig*

Anaxipha litarena - beach trig*

Anaxipha rosamacula - pink-spotted trig*

Anaxipha scia - mangrove trig*

Anaxipha thomasi - Thomas's trig*

Anaxipha tinnula - tidewater trig*

Anaxipha tinnulacita - fast-tinkling trig*

Anaxipha tinnulenta - slow-tinkling trig*

Anaxipha vernalis - spring trig*

Cyrtoxipha - green sword-tail crickets*

Cyrtoxipha columbiana - Columbian trig*

Cyrtoxipha confusa - complex-trilling trig*

Cyrtoxipha gundlachi - Gundlach's trig*

Cyrtoxipha nola - mangrove green trig*


Falcicula hebardi - Hebard's trig*


Phyllopalpus pulchellus - handsome trig*

*In this checklist, an asterisk after the common name of a species indicates that the Florida State Collection of Arthropods has one or more specimens of the species.