Ephippiger

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Ephippiger
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.

Description[edit]

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).

Distribution[edit]

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]

Gallery[edit]

References[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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