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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Superfamily: Grylloidea
Family: Gryllidae
Subfamily: Eneopterinae

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Eneopterinae is a subfamily of insects in the cricket family (Gryllidae). It is one of several groups referred to in American English as "bush crickets" (along with Trigonidiinae[1] and Hapithinae[2]). Of the more than 500 species that make up this subfamily, most occur in moist, tropical habitats. These insects are medium to large and brown or gray in color. They eat plant leaves, flowers, and fruits and can occasionally cause economic damage. Their eggs are deposited in pith, bark, or wood.[1] Eneopterinae show a great diversity in stridulatory apparatus, signals emitted, and associated behaviors.[2]


Eneopterinae is divided into 5 tribes.[2]

Genera incertae sedis


  1. ^ Walker, Thomas J; Moore, Thomas E. "Subfamily Eneopterinae". Singing Insects of North America. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Robillard, Tony (2006). "Phylogenetic systematics of Pseudolebinthus, a new genus of Eneopterinae crickets (Orthoptera, Grylloidea, Eneopteridae) from south-east Africa" (PDF). Systematic Entomology. Royal Entomological Society of London. 31: 671–683. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3113.2006.00347.x. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Robillard, Tony; Desutter-Grandcolas, Laure (11 June 2008). "Clarification of the taxonomy of extant crickets of the subfamily Eneopterinae (Orthoptera: Grylloidea; Gryllidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. Magnolia Press (1789): 66–68. Retrieved 29 August 2012.