Gryllotalpa major 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Orthoptera Gryllotalpidae

Scientific Name: Gryllotalpa major
Species Authority: Saussure, 1874
Common Name(s):
English Prairie Mole Cricket, Giant Mole Cricket
Neocurtilla major (Saussure, 1874)
Taxonomic Notes: According to J. Marshall (NHM) Gryllotalpa major should be transferred to Neocurtilla major. But this has not been adopted in the USA and is not accepted on the Orthoptera World List. So changed back again to Gryllotalpa (was under Neocurtilla for the 2000-2002 Red Lists).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2015
Date Assessed: 1996-08-03
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Orthopteroid Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)
1986 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
United States (Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi - Possibly Extinct, Missouri, Oklahoma)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in relicts of tall grass prairie.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species was once much more widespread, but most of its former habitat has been converted to agriculture.

Citation: Orthopteroid Specialist Group. 2015. Gryllotalpa major. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015: e.T9530A85829841. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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