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Restless Bush Cricket (Hapithus agitator)


Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Restless Bush Cricket



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The noisy Restless Bush Cricket is often heard in the hottest parts of summer, but its chirping lingers almost all year in hot humid states.



Updated: 07/09/2021; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
Powerful legs allow these crickets to jump away from danger, and onto food sources. Leaves and fruit from citrus trees are eaten by this species. Male Restless Bush Crickets have a bright yellow stripe on each wing. Females are completely brown.

In the warmest states in their range, the loud chirp may start as short bursts that begin to connect into one long trill. Short sequences that sound like an alarm are also created when courting. When choosing a mate, the two crickets use their antennae to determine if they make a suitable match. In other parts of their range, the males do not call for females, but may live closely enough to them that finding a mate is not difficult. When a non-calling male mates, a curious behavior is exhibited. The female is allowed to chew on his forewings, while she mates with him. It is not understood what benefit this is to the female and how detrimental it is to the male.




General Characteristics
Capability, Shape, Texture/Pattern, Benefits, Dangers
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Taxonomic Hierarchy
Species Breakdown
Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Insecta
      Order: Orthoptera
        Family: Gryllidae
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          Genus: Hapithus
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            Species: agitator
Identifying Information
Size, Colors, Features
Scientific Name: Hapithus agitator
Category: Grasshopper or Cricket
Size (Adult; Length): 9mm to 14mm (0.35" to 0.55")
Colorwheel Graphic Colors: brown; yellow; black
Descriptors: two yellow lines; jumping; chirping; long back legs
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Relative Size Comparison
Typical Size Between 9mm (0.4in) and 14mm (0.6in)
Lo: 9mm
Md: 11.5mm
Hi: 14mm
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* MAP NOTES: The territorial heat map above showcases (in red) the states and territories of North America where the Restless Bush Cricket may be found (but is not limited to). This sort of data is useful when attempting to see concentrations of particular species across the continent as well as revealing possible migratory patterns over a species' given lifespan. Some insects are naturally confined by environment, weather, mating habits, food resources and the like while others see widespread expansion across most, or all, of North America. States/Territories shown above are a general indicator of areas inhabited by the Restless Bush Cricket. Insects generally go where they please, typically driven by diet, environmental changes, and / or mating habits.

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