Checklist of orthopterans (Order Orthoptera, Class Hexapoda, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia)
that have been reported from Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 10 February 2011)


Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's orthopterans. Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.



Suborder Family (Subfamily) Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Caelifera Acrididae (Acridinae) Stethophyma gracile (Scudder) Northern Sedge Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 38., "Great Heath" [see note 2 below], Section 16 (= "South of Eagle Lake Road west of Eagle Lake"), "Shea's Corner") as Mecostethus gracilis
Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 38.) as Mecostethus gracilis
town?: (Procter 1946, p. 38., "Meadow Brook") as Mecostethus gracilis
Caelifera Acrididae (Acridinae) Stethophyma lineatum (Scudder) Stiped Sedge Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 38., "Meadow near Salisbury Cove", "Breakneck Pond", Section 20 (= "Edge of swamp back of Salisbury Cove")) as Mecostethus lineatus
Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 38., Section 17 (= "Marsh south of road between Southwest Harbor and McKinley")) as Mecostethus lineatus
Caelifera Acrididae (Gomphocerinae) Chloealtis conspersa Harris Sprinkled Grasshopper Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 38., "Long Pond" [see note 1 below])
Caelifera Acrididae (Gomphocerinae) Chorthippus curtipennis (Harris) Marsh Meadow Grasshopper town not given: Procter (1946, p. 38.)
Caelifera Acrididae (Gomphocerinae) Orphulella speciosa (Scudder) Pasture Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 38., "Eden", "Penikese")
Caelifera Acrididae (Melanoplinae) Melanoplus bivittatus (Say) Two-striped Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 40., "Bar Harbor Narrows", Section 20 [= "Edge of swamp back of Salisbury Cove"])
Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 40.)
town?: Procter (1946, p. 40., "Station F38")
Caelifera Acrididae (Melanoplinae) Melanoplus borealis (Fieber) Northern Meadow Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39.)
Caelifera Acrididae (Melanoplinae) Melanoplus fasciatus (Walker) Huckleberry Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39.)
Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39.)
town?: Procter (1946, p. 39., "Great Clearing")
Caelifera Acrididae (Melanoplinae) Melanoplus femurrubrum (DeGeer) Red-legged Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39., Sections 16 [= "South of Eagle Lake Road west of Eagle Lake"] and 20 [= "Edge of swamp back of Salisbury Cove"])
Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39., Section 17 [= "Marsh south of road between Southwest Harbor and McKinley"])
town?: Procter (1946, p. 39., "Station F173 and F184")
Caelifera Acrididae (Melanoplinae) Melanoplus keeleri ssp. luridus Thomas / (Dodge) Broad-necked Locust Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39., Section 20 [= "Edge of swamp back of Salisbury Cove"]) as Melanoplus luridus
Caelifera Acrididae (Melanoplinae) Melanoplus mancus (Smith) Smith's Locust Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39., "top of Green Mt." [now called Cadillac Mountain])
Caelifera Acrididae (Melanoplinae) Melanoplus mexicanus (Saussure) Lesser Migratory Locust Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39., "from top of Green Mt. [now called Cadillac Mountain] to sea level") as Melanoplus mexicanus ssp. atlanis [sic] [see note 3 below]
Caelifera Acrididae (Oedipodinae) Camnula pellucida (Scudder) Clear-winged Grasshopper town not given: Procter (1946, p. 39.)
Caelifera Acrididae (Oedipodinae) Chortophaga viridifasciata (DeGeer) Green-striped Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 38., "Salisbury Cove")
Caelifera Acrididae (Oedipodinae) Dissosteira carolina (L.) Carolina Grasshopper town not given: Procter (1946, p. 39.)
Caelifera Acrididae (Oedipodinae) Trimerotropis verruculata (Kirby) Cracker Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39., "top of Green Mt. [now called Cadillac Mountain] and so on down") as Circotettix verruculatus [see note 3 below]
Caelifera Acrididae (Podisminae) Booneacris glacialis (Walker) Northern Wingless Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 39., "[n]ear Witches' Hole") as Podisma glacialis
Caelifera Tetrigidae (Batrachideinae) Tettigidea lateralis ssp. lateralis (Say) Sedge Pygmy Locust town?: Procter (1946, p. 40., Station F286) as Tettigidea parvipennis (Harris) [see note 3 below]
Caelifera Tetrigidae (Tetriginae) Nomotettix cristatus ssp. cristatus (Scudder) Northern Crested Pygmy Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 40.)
Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 40.)
town?: Procter (1946, p. 40., "Stations F31, F48, and F210")
Caelifera Tetrigidae (Tetriginae)
Tetrix granulata (Kirby) Broad-shouldered Angulate Pygmy Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 40.) as Acrydium subulatum ssp. granulatum [see note 3 below] and Procter (1946, p. 40., "Witches Hole") as Acrydium granulatum ssp. granulatum [see note 3 below]
Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 40., "Beech Mt., 800 ft.") as Acrydium granulatum var. incurvatum [see note 3 below]
Caelifera Tetrigidae (Tetriginae)
Tetrix ornata (Say) Ornate Pygmy Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 40.) as Acrydium ornatum [see note 3 below]
Caelifera Tetrigidae (Tetriginae)
Tetrix subulata (L.) Slender Pygmy Grasshopper town?: Procter (1946, p. 40., "Bay Shore Drive") as Acrydium subulatum [see note 3 below]
Ensifera Gryllacridae (Rhaphidophoridae) Ceutophilus brevipes Scudder Short-legged Cave-cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41., "Corfield")
Ensifera Gryllacridae (Rhaphidophoridae) Ceutophilus maculatus Harris Spotted Cave-cricket town not given: Procter (1946, p. 40.)
Ensifera Gryllacridae (Rhaphidophoridae) Ceutophilus neglectus Scudder Yellow Cave-cricket Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 41.)
Ensifera Gryllacridae (Rhaphidophoridae) Ceutophilus nigricans Scudder Yellow-bellied Cave-cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41.)
Ensifera Gryllacridae (Rhaphidophoridae) Ceutophilus terrestris Scudder Woodland Cave-cricket Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 41., "Long Pond" [see note 1 below])
Ensifera Gryllidae (Gryllinae) Gryllus assimilis ssp. granulatum (Fabricius) Common Field-cricket Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 41., "Little Round Pond")
Ensifera Gryllidae (Nemobiinae) Alloemobius fasciatus ssp. fasciatus (DeGeer) Striped Grass-cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41., "Penikese") as Nemobius faciatus ssp. fasciatus
town(s)?: Procter (1946, p. 41., "Narrows", "Bay Shore Drive") as Nemobius fasciatus ssp. fasciatus
Ensifera Gryllidae (Nemobiinae) Allonemobius fasciatus ssp. socius (DeGeer) / Scudder a Grass-cricket town not given: Procter (1946, p. 41.) as Nemobius fasciatus ssp.socius
Ensifera Gryllidae (Nemobiinae) Eunemobius carolinus (Scudder) Carolina Ground Cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41.) as Nemobius carolinus
Ensifera Gryllidae (Nemobiinae) Neonemobius palustris (Blatchley) Sphagnum Cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41., "Witch Hole Pond")
Tremont: Procter (1946, p. 41.) as Nemobius palustris
Ensifera Gryllidae (Oecanthinae) Oecanthus nigricornis Walker Dusky Tree-cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41., Section 15 [= "Road Town Hill to Indian Point"])
Ensifera Gryllidae (Oecanthinae) Oecanthus pini Beutenmuller Pine Tree-cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41., "opposite Penikese")
Ensifera Gryllidae (Oecanthinae) Oecanthus quadripunctatus Beutenmuller Four-spotted Tree-cricket Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 41., "opposite Penikese")
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Conocephalinae) Conocephalus fasciatus (DeGeer) Slender Meadow Grasshopper Southwest Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 38.)
town?: Procter (1946, p. 38., "Station F184")
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Conocephalinae) Conocephalus brevipennis (Scudder) Short-winged Meadow Grasshopper town not given: Procter (1946, p. 38.)
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Conocephalinae) Orchelimum gladiator Brunner Meadow Grasshopper Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 37., "Meadow south of Eden", "Penikese")
Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 37.)
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Conocephalinae) Orchelimum vulgare Harris Meadow Grasshopper town not given: Procter (1946, p. 38.)
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Copiphorinae) Neoconocephalus ensiger Harris Sword Bearer Conehead Bar Harbor: Procter (1946, p. 37., "Section 26" (= "[a]bandoned farm on road to Norway Drive, south of Shea's corner"))
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Phaneropterinae) Scudderia furcata ssp. furcata Brunner Fork-tailed Katydid town not given: Procter (1946, p. 37.)
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Phaneropterinae) Scudderia curvicauda ssp. borealis (DeGeer) / Rehn & Hebard Northern Curve-tailed Katydid Mount Desert: Procter (1946, p. 37.)
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Phaneropterinae) Scudderia pistillata Brunner Broad-winged Katydid town not given: Procter (1946, p. 37.)
Ensifera Tettigoniidae (Phaneropterinae) Scudderia texensis Saussure & Pictet Texan Bush Katydid town not given: Procter (1946, p. 37.)


Notes:
   1. On the map in the book, only what is now known as Little Long Pond (in Seal Harbor, town of Mount Desert) was labeled "Long Pond". The other pond known today as Long Pond (towns of Mount Desert and Southwest Harbor) was labeled "Great Pond".
   2. The "Great Heath" in Procter (1946) is the area near Northeast Creek, not the heath in the southern portion of Southwest Harbor.
   3. Synonymy needs verification.

Source:
   Procter, William. 1946. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part VII. Philadelphia: Wistar Institute.