Genus Hapithus
flightless bush crickets

Key to genera of bush crickets (Eneopterinae).

Brown, sedentary crickets with hindwings shorter than forewings; foretibia with anterior tympanum but without posterior one. Length 9-19 mm.

Identification of species

The three North American species of Hapithus can be separated by comparing the length of the forewings with the length of the pronotum.

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Length of male forewings in the genus Hapithus.

Life cycles

Except for the restless bush cricket (H. agitator) in south Florida, U.S. species have one generation each year; eggs are the overwintering stage.