Orthoptera (Hoppers, Roaches, Katydids, Mantids, Walking Sticks)
of Orange County, California

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Yellow background, exotic to California and/or North America.

Photographed and compiled by Peter J. Bryant (pjbryant@uci.edu)
Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, 
University of California, Irvine, CA
92697
and Ron Hemberger  

Short-horned Grasshoppers (Acrididae)

Painted meadow grasshopper, Chimarocephala pacifica

Slant-faced Grasshopper,
Chloealtis gracilis

Cream grasshopper,
Cibolacris parviceps

Saussure's Desert Grasshopper,
Derotmema saussureanum

California Rose-Winged Grasshopper, Dissosteira pictipennis

Sierran White-whiskered Grasshopper, Eupnigodes sierranus

Banded-winged Grasshopper, Lactista gibbosus

Blue-winged Grasshopper,
Leprus intermedius


Spur-throated Grasshopper, Melanoplus yarrowii

Spur-throated Grasshopper, Melanoplus cinereus cyanipes

Devastating Grasshopper, Melanoplus devastator

Slant-faced Grasshopper,
Psoloessa texana

Gray Bird Grasshopper, Schistocerca nitens

Green Bird Grasshopper, Schistocerca shoshone

Pallid-winged Grasshopper, Trimerotropis pallidipennis
American Roaches (Blattidae)   Ectobiidae (=Blatellidae) Sand Cockroaches (Corydiidae)

Oriental cockroach,
Blatta orientalis

American cockroach,
Periplaneta americana
 


American Wood Cockroach, Parcoblatta americana


Sand Cockroach,
Arenivaga sp.
Crickets (Gryllidae)

Aboreal Camel Cricket, Gammarotettix sp.

Tropical House Cricket,
Gryllodes supplicans

Field Cricket,
Gryllus sp.

Snowy Tree Cricket,
Oecanthus fultoni
 

Walking Sticks
(Diapheromera)

Walking Sticks
(Heteronemiidae)
Scaly Crickets
(Mogoplistidae)
 

Gray Walking Stick,
Pseudosermyle straminea

Indian Stick Insect,
Carausius morosus

Western Shorthorned Walkingstick, Parabacillus hesperus

Scaly Cricket,
Hoplosphyrum boreale
 
Camel Crickets (Rhaphidophoridae) Lubber Grasshoppers
(Romaleidae)
Jerusalem Crickets (Stenopelmatidae) Grouse and pygmy grasshoppers
(Tetrigidae)

Camel Cricket,
Pristoceuthophilus sp.

Dragon Lubber Grasshopper, Dracotettix monstrosus

Jerusalem Cricket,
Stenopelmatus sp.

Pygmy Grasshopper,
Paratettix mexicanus

Pygmy Grasshopper
Katydids (Tettigoniidae)

California Katydid,
Idiostatus aequalis

(Nymph) Broad-winged Katydid, Microcentrum californicum

Broad-winged Katydid, Microcentrum rhombifolium

Shield-back Katydid,
Neduba morsei

Conehead Katydid, Neoconocephalus robustus

Mediterranean Katydid, Phaneroptera nana

False Katydid,
Platylyra californica

Fork-tailed Bush Katydid,
Scudderia furcata

Mexican Bush Katydid,
Scudderia mexicana
 
Mantids (Mantidae)

Minor Ground Mantid,
Litaneutria minor

California Mantid,
Stagmomantis californica, male

California Mantid,
Stagmomantis californica, female

California Mantid,
Stagmomantis californica, female

Bordered Mantis,
Stagmomantis limbata