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Subfamily Myrmecophilinae

ant crickets

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Blatchley WS. 1920. Orthoptera of northeastern America. Indianapolis, IN: Nature Publishing. 784 p. Myrmecophilinae (pp. 659-662) (The introductory pages to Blatchley's book are accessible on SINA's home page.)

Bruner L. 1884. Two new Myrmecophilae from the United States. Can. Entomol. 16: 41-43. [Myrmecophilus pergandei and M. oregonensis]

Hebard M. 1920. A revision of the North American species of the genus Myrmecophila. Trans. Am. Entomol. Soc. (Phila). 46: 91-111.

Henderson G, Akre RD. 1986a. Biology of the Myrmecophilous cricket, Myrmecophila manni, Orthoptera: Gryllidae. J. Kans. Entomol. Soc. 59: 454-467.

Henderson G, Akre RD. 1986b. Dominance hierarchies in Myrmecophila manni, Orthoptera: Gryllidae. Pan. Pac. Entomol. 62: 24-28.

Henderson G, Akre RD. 1986c. Morphology of Myrmecophila manni, a myrmecophilous cricket, Orthoptera:Gryllidae. J. Entomol. Soc. B C. 83: 57-62.

Wetterer JK, Hugel S. 2014. First north American records of the old world ant cricket Myrmecophilus americanus (Orthoptera, Myrmecophilidae). Fla. Entomol. 97(1): 126-129.

Wheeler WM. 1900. The habits of Myrmecophila nebrascensis Bruner. Psyche: 111-113.