Cedar Creek
Ecosystem Science Reserve


Insects of Cedar Creek

Order ORTHOPTERA

Family TETRIGIDAE

(Pygmy Grasshoppers)

(Table of Species)

The Pygmy Grasshoppers (29 NA spp, 7 MN spp) are small and brown and have an elongate pronotum that extends shield-like over their abdomen. They are primarily inhabitants of pond-lake edges. Species in this family overwinter as adults and reproduce (sometimes underwater) in late spring. The six species collected at CCESR include Tettigidea lateralis (open woodlands?), Paratettix cucullatus (shoreline of Fish Lake), Nomotettix cristatus (old fields?) and three species of Tetrix (T. ornata, T. arenosa-angusta, T. subulata) primarily from marsh or pond edges.


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