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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Family: Gryllidae
Subfamily: Phalangopsinae
Saussure, 1878
  • See text
  • Phalangopsites Blanchard, 1845
  • Phalangopsitidae Bruner, 1916
  • Phalangopsinae Hebard, 1928
  • Phalangopsidae Chopard, 1949

Phalangopsinae, occasionally known as spider crickets, are a subfamily of the cricket family Gryllidae.[1] Members of Phalangopsinae are found worldwide in tropical and subtropical regions. Most species in the subfamily are nocturnal and can be found in rocky areas, near fallen wood, and the understory of forests.[1] Some species are gregarious, gathering in large numbers. Placement of Phalangopsinae in Gryllidae and of genera in Phalangopsinae is controversial, with the group occasionally being considered a separate family or broken up onto other taxa.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Heads, S.W. (2010). "The first fossil spider cricket (Orthoptera: Gryllidae:Phalangopsinae): 20 million years of troglobiomorphosis or exaptation in the dark?". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 158 (1): 56–65. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2009.00587.x.