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Japanese burrowing cricket (Velarifictorus micado).

A recent paper shows that this species is moving westward into areas of lower rainfall.

Lychee bush cricket (Xenogryllus unipartitus)

Under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature, the name recognized for this taxon is Xenogryllus mormoratus unipartitus, a subspecies of Xenogryllus mormoratus mormoratus (see this page of OSF). On the Lychee bush cricket page, a case is made under “Remarks:” that its scientific name should be Xenogryllus unipartitus; however, this suggestion does not meet formal ICZN standards for making such a change.

Woo’s katydid (Phaneroptera nana sp. #2)

If you are wondering why SINA’s scientific name for this species ends with “sp. #2”, it is because another alien Phaneroptera species was already recognized as being established on the western and northeastern coastal areas of the USA. To learn of the spread of Phaneroptera nana sp. #1, click here.

alien raptorial katydid (Phlugis sp.)

The evidence is strong that a species of Phlugis has been established in south Florida since 2013 but the odds that it will have a scientific name in the near future are small. For the facts, go to the species page.

Archbold alien katydid (Alloteratura? sp.)

This Old World species, for which not even the genus is certain, is known only from females collected in 2001 and 2006 at the Archbold Biological Station in South Florida. A photo of the 2006 female is on the homepage of the species. Click on that photo twice and you see the only evidence that SINA can show you of this species.