Insect Identification
Insect Identification

Grasshoppers and Crickets

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/16/2015

Grasshoppers and Crickets rule the summer months and open grasslands of North America.





There are a total of (20) North American Grasshoppers and Crickets in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in alphabetical order.



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Camel Cricket
The Camel Cricket gets its name from the rounded hump back. The hump does not aid in water retentio... [Read More]
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Carolina Locust
The Carolina Locust is another in the line of Short-horned Grasshoppers and can be identified by the... [Read More]
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Common Coneheads
The pointed heads of some species in this genus of Katydids may even have a knob at the 'nose'. Like... [Read More]
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Dark Jerusalem Cricket
Dark Jerusalem Crickets are a slow-moving, wingless species of cricket common in the southwestern U.... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Differential Grasshopper
Differential Grasshopper
Most prevalent in the central U.S., this grasshopper has distinguishing stripes on its 'thighs'. Th... [Read More]
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Field Cricket
Field Crickets are a common site throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Warm summer night... [Read More]
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Fork-Tailed Bush Katydid
Katydids get their name from the sound of the chirps they make. It was akin to someone calling "Kat... [Read More]
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Greater Arid-Land Katydid
Greater Arid-land Katydids are relatives of the grasshopper. Katydids have long antennae while gras... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Horse Lubber Grasshopper
Horse Lubber Grasshopper
Lubber grasshoppers boast a much larger size than other grasshoppers and crickets. This particular s... [Read More]
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House Cricket
House Crickets can appear very similar to their related cousins - the Grasshopper - but can be separ... [Read More]
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Jerusalem Cricket
This slow-moving, humpbacked insect is often taken for a spider until one counts the number of legs.... [Read More]
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Katydid
Katydids get their name from the perceived sound they make. Their repetitive clicks and calls sound... [Read More]
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Mormon Cricket
In 1848, this type of katydid nearly wiped out the crops planted by Mormon farmers trying to settle ... [Read More]
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Northern Mole Cricket
Mole Crickets are a breed of cricket commonly found east of the Rocky Mountains with a broad range r... [Read More]
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Red-Legged Grasshopper
The Red-Legged Grasshopper flies as part of a swarm and, when they land on crops, they can decimate ... [Read More]
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Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper
As a member of the Lubber Grasshopper family, this specimen is quite large compared to more common g... [Read More]
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Spotted Camel Cricket
The high arching 'back' of this cricket helped name it. This species is found in forests, under roc... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Spur-throated Grasshopper
Spur-throated Grasshopper
Spur-Throated Grasshoppers (part of the Short-horned Grasshopper family) are the most common species... [Read More]
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Tawny Mole Cricket
Introduced to the coastal states of the American Southeast sometime around 1900, this species of mol... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the True Katydid
True Katydid
True Katydids, or Northern Katydids, are great leaf mimics. The veins on their oval-shaped green wi... [Read More]