Species profiles present essential details about Vermont grasshoppers, crickets and katydids: when they fly, the habitats they prefer, and maps to where you might find them.

The table below links to profiles of 79 grasshopper cricket and katydid (Orthoptera) species found in Vermont. Each profile begins with a short description of the species’ distribution and preferred habitat. We list Conservation Status, Flight Period (based on the first and last confirmed occurrences for the species in the state) and links to additional information. (A key to state conservation status codes can be found here.)

The distribution map for each species shows ad hoc collecting locations beginning in ~1955 by Ross and Joyce Bell, and by other that reported to them. Locations of specimens were georeferenced by the authors on paper maps for each species using township borders as a reference when placing a location. Points from each of these species maps were digitized in a GIS by VCE volunteer Susan Gallagher and Kent McFarland.

FamilyCommon NameScientific NameStatus
AcrididaeHouse CricketAcheta domesticusIntroduced
AcrididaeAllard's Ground CricketAllonemobius allardi
AcrididaeStriped Ground CricketAllonemobius fasciatus
AcrididaeGray Ground CricketAllonemobius griseus
AcrididaeTinkling Ground CricketAllonemobius tinnulus
AcrididaeOblong-winged KatydidAmblycorypha oblongifolia
AcrididaeLeast ShieldbackAtlanticus monticola
AcrididaeWingless Mountain GrasshopperBooneacris glacialis
AcrididaeClear-winged GrasshopperCamnula pellucida
AcrididaeShort-legged Camel CricketCeuthophilus brevipes
AcrididaeThomas' Camel CricketCeuthophilus guttulosus
AcrididaeSpotted Camel CricketCeuthophilus maculatus
AcrididaePale-legged Camel CricketCeuthophilus pallidipes
AcrididaeSprinkled LocustChloealtis conspersa
AcrididaeMarsh Meadow GrasshopperChorthippus curtipennis
AcrididaeGreen-striped GrasshopperChortophaga viridifasciata
AcrididaeLong-tailed Meadow KatydidConocephalus attenuatus
AcrididaeShort-winged Meadow KatydidConocephalus brevipennis
AcrididaeSlender Meadow KatydidConocephalus fasciatus
AcrididaeBlack-sided Meadow KatydidConocephalus nigropleurum
AcrididaeShort-winged Green GrasshopperDichromorpha viridis
AcrididaeCarolina GrasshopperDissosteira carolina
AcrididaeDusky GrasshopperEncoptolophus sordidus
AcrididaeCarolina Ground CricketEunemobius carolinus
AcrididaeFall Field CricketGryllus pennsylvanicus
AcrididaeSpring Field CricketGryllus veletis
AcrididaeDrumming KatydidMeconema thalassima
AcrididaeBruner's Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus bruneri
AcrididaeTwo-striped GrasshopperMelanoplus bivittatus
AcrididaeNorthern Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus borealis
AcrididaePasture Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus confusus
AcrididaeDawson's Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus dawsoni
AcrididaeDifferential GrasshopperMelanoplus differentialis
AcrididaeHuckleberry Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus fasciatus
AcrididaeRed-legged GrasshopperMelanoplus femurrubrum
AcrididaeHuron Short-winged LocustMelanoplus huroni
AcrididaeKeeler's Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus keeleri
AcrididaeSmith's Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus mancus
AcrididaeGrizzly Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus punctulatus
AcrididaeMigratory GrasshopperMelanoplus sanguinipes
AcrididaeGreen-legged Spur-throat GrasshopperMelanoplus viridipes
AcrididaeSpotted-winged GrasshopperOrphulella pelidna
AcrididaePasture LocustOrphulella speciosa
AcrididaeCoral-winged GrasshopperPardalophora apiculata
AcrididaeBunch Grass LocustPseudopomala brachyptera
AcrididaeLonghorn Band-wing GrasshopperPsinidia fenestralis
AcrididaeCurve-tailed Bush KatydidScudderia curvicauda
AcrididaeTreetop Bush KatydidScudderia fasciata
AcrididaeFork-tailed Bush KatydidScudderia furcata
AcrididaeBroad-winged Bush KatydidScudderia pistillata
AcrididaeNorthern Bush KatydidScudderia septentrionalis
AcrididaeTexas Bush KatydidScudderia texensis
AcrididaeBoll's GrasshopperSpharagemon bolli
AcrididaeMottled Sand GrasshopperSpharagemon collare
AcrididaeLedge GrasshopperSpharagemon saxatile
AcrididaeNorthern Sedge LocustStethophyma gracile
AcrididaeStriped Sedge GrasshopperStethophyma lineatus
AcrididaeCrackling Forest GrasshopperTrimerotropis verruculata
GryllotalpidaeNorthern Mole CricketNeocurtilla hexadactyla
OecanthidaeSnowy Tree CricketOecanthus fultoni
OecanthidaeBlack-horned Tree CricketOecanthus nigricornis
OecanthidaeNarrow-winged Tree CricketOecanthus niveus
OecanthidaePine Tree CricketOecanthus pini
OecanthidaeFour-spotted Tree CricketOecanthus quadripunctatus
TetrigidaeCrested Pygmy GrasshopperNomotettix cristatus
TetrigidaeHooded Grouse LocustParatettix cucullatus
TetrigidaeObscure Grouse LocustTetrix arenosa
TetrigidaeBrunner's Grouse LocustTetrix brunneri
TetrigidaeOrnate Grouse LocustTetrix ornata
TetrigidaeSlender GroundhopperTetrix subulata
TetrigidaeBlack-sided Pygmy GrasshopperTettigidea lateralis
TettigoniidaeRoesel's Bush-CricketMetrioptera roeselii
TettigoniidaeSword-bearing ConeheadNeoconocephalus ensiger
TettigoniidaeRound-tipped ConeheadNeoconocephalus retusus
TettigoniidaeGladiator Meadow KatydidOrchelimum gladiator
TridactylidaeLarger Pygmy Mole GrasshopperNeotridactylus apicialis
TrigonidiidaeSphagnum Ground CricketNeonemobius palustris