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Grasshoppers and Crickets

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 7/28/2015

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.

Camel Cricket
The Camel Cricket gets its name from the rounded hump back. The hump does not aid in water retention. They consume a variet...
Carolina Locust
The Carolina Locust is another in the line of Short-horned Grasshoppers and can be identified by their short antenna and roug...
Common Coneheads
The pointed heads of some species in this genus of Katydids may even have a knob at the 'nose'. Like other Katydids though, C...
Dark Jerusalem Cricket
Dark Jerusalem Crickets are a slow-moving, wingless species of cricket common in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico. They are r...
Differential Grasshopper
Most prevalent in the central U.S., this grasshopper has distinguishing stripes on its 'thighs'. The black herringbone patte...
Field Cricket
Field Crickets are a common site throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. Warm summer nights bring them out en masse...
Fork-Tailed Bush Katydid
Katydids get their name from the sound of the chirps they make. It was akin to someone calling "Katy-did, Katy-didn't" and t...
Greater Arid-Land Katydid
Greater Arid-land Katydids are relatives of the grasshopper. Katydids have long antennae while grasshoppers have shorter one...
Horse Lubber Grasshopper
Lubber grasshoppers boast a much larger size than other grasshoppers and crickets. This particular species is known to have s...
House Cricket
House Crickets can appear very similar to their related cousins - the Grasshopper - but can be separated by the fact that com...
Jerusalem Cricket
This slow-moving, humpbacked insect is often taken for a spider until one counts the number of legs. They are very slow in sp...
Katydids get their name from the perceived sound they make. Their repetitive clicks and calls sounded like someone saying, "...
Mormon Cricket
In 1848, this type of katydid nearly wiped out the crops planted by Mormon farmers trying to settle in Utah. They've been cal...
Northern Mole Cricket
Mole Crickets are a breed of cricket commonly found east of the Rocky Mountains with a broad range reaching from southern Can...
Red-Legged Grasshopper
The Red-Legged Grasshopper flies as part of a swarm and, when they land on crops, they can decimate the field leaving the far...
Southeastern Lubber Grasshopper
As a member of the Lubber Grasshopper family, this specimen is quite large compared to more common grasshoppers and crickets....
Spotted Camel Cricket
The high arching 'back' of this cricket helped name it. This species is found in forests, under rocks and even in basements....
Spur-throated Grasshopper
Spur-Throated Grasshoppers (part of the Short-horned Grasshopper family) are the most common species of grasshopper in all of...
Tawny Mole Cricket
Introduced to the coastal states of the American Southeast sometime around 1900, this species of mole cricket creates problem...
True Katydid
True Katydids, or Northern Katydids, are great leaf mimics. The veins on their oval-shaped green wings helps camouflage them...
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