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Ephippiger perforatus - female.jpg
Ephippiger perforatus, female
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Superfamily: Tettigonioidea
Family: Tettigoniidae
Subfamily: Bradyporinae
Genus: Ephippiger, Berthold, 1827

Ephippiger is a bush cricket genus described by Berthold in 1827, belonging to the family Tettigoniidae, subfamily Bradyporinae.


In this genus, the bush crickets have very small wings and the pronotum resembles a saddle (the Latin name ephippium means 'saddle of a horse').

The atrophied wings of Ephippiger species are unfit to flight and only used for the emission of sounds (stridulation).


Species of this genus are mainly present in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, Iran and Switzerland.

List of Species[edit]



  • Berthold, 1827 : Latreille's Naturliche Familien des Thierreichs / aus dem Franzosischen, mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen, von Arnold Adolph Berthold (texte original).
  • Michel Chinery, insectes de France 2005

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