Keys to subfamilies, genera, and species of Acrididae in or possible in the Southeastern United States

Use the subfamily keys if you do not know the subfamily. Eventually, these keys will lead to genera and finally to species. If you already know the subfamily, you can go directly to the subfamily listed below, which will take you to the generic level and eventually to species. If the genus is already known, you can go directly to the genera listed below, which will take you to species. If you are not familiar with dichotomous keys of the type which are provided here, please go to: How to Use the Keys.

Keys to Genera (by subfamily)

Use these keys if the subfamily is already known. The family keys lead to generic keys and will eventually lead to species.

Acridinae (one species) Leptysminae Podisminae
Cyrtacanthacridinae Melanoplinae  
Gomphocerinae Oedipodinae  

Keys to Species (by genera)

If the genera is already known use these keys. In some cases there is only one species in this region and the species name is given and if an information page is up, the species name will link to that page.

Achurum carinatum (F. Walker) Dissosteria carolina (L.) Pardalophora
Ageneotettix deorum Scudder Encoptolophus Paratylotropidia beutenmuelleri Morse
Aptenopedes Eotettox Paroxya
Amblytropbidia mysteca (Saussure) Eritettix Pseudopomala brachyptera (Scudder)
Arphia Gymnoscirtetes Psinidia fenestralis (Serville)
Boonacris variegata (Scudder) Heliastus subroseus Caudell Schistocerca
Boopedon Hesperotettix Spharagemon
Campylacantha olivacea (Scudder) Hippiscus ocelote (Saussure) Stenacris vitreipennis (Walker)
Chloealtis conspersa (Harris) Leptysma marginicollis (Serville) Stethophyma celata Otte
Chortophaga Melanoplus Syrbula admiriabilis (Uhler)
Chorthippus curtipennis (Harris) Mermiria Trachyrhachys kiowa (Thomas)
Dendrotettix Metaleptea brevicornis (Johannson) Trimerotropis
Dichromorpha Orphulella