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Genus Hapithus

flightless bush crickets

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Brown, sedentary crickets with hindwings shorter than forewings; foretibia with anterior tympanum but without posterior one. Length 9-19 mm.

Identification of species

The three North American species of Hapithus can be separated by comparing the length of the forewings with the length of the pronotum.

image of Hapithus agitator image of Hapithus brevipennis image of Hapithus melodius

Length of male forewings in the genus Hapithus.

Life cycles

Except for the restless bush cricket (H. agitator) in south Florida, U.S. species have one generation each year; eggs are the overwintering stage.

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