Tridactylidae

Tridactylidae

[‚trī·dak′til·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The pygmy mole crickets, a family of insects in the order Orthoptera, highly specialized for fossorial existence.
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The 20 records available to me are as follows (sex of asilid bracketed): Coleoptera: Buprestidae ([female]), Coccinellidae ([female]), Dermestidae ([male]), Melyridae ([female]), Scarabaeidae (3[male] 3[female]); Diptera: Muscidae ([male]); Hemiptera: Lygaeidae ([male]), Pentatomidae ([male]); Isoptera: Hodotermitidae (3[male] 2[female]); Orthoptera: Tridactylidae (2[male]).
A new species of flightless pygmy mole cricket from a Florida sand ridge (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae).
* 5 2 40 Orthoptera 96 13 13.5 Acrididae 18 3 16.7 Tettigoniidae 71 7 9.9 Tridactylidae 2 1 50 N.I.
Suborden Superfamilia Familia Ensifera Grylloidea Gryllidae Tettigonioidea Tettigoniidae Caelifera Acridoidea Acrididae Eumastacoidea Eumastacidae Pamphagoidea Pyrgomorphidae Tetrigoidea Tetrigidae Tridactyloidea Tridactylidae Subfamilia Genero Morfoespecie Eneopterinae Eneoptera Eneoptera sp.
Others possess only hind wings, for example, some beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae; Cetoniinae), twisted-wing parasites (Strepsiptera), some walking sticks (Phasmidal, pygmy grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Tetrigidae), mole crickets (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae), pygmy mole crickets (Orthoptera: Tridactylidae), and earwigs (Dermaptera).
Tridactylidea contains a single extant superfamily Tridactyloidea, which consists of three families: Cylindrachetidae, Ripipterygidae and Tridactylidae. Acrididea consists of seven extant superfamilies: Acridoidea, Eumastacoidea, Pneumoroidea, Pyrgomorphoidea, Tanaoceroidea, Trigonopterygoidea and Tetrigoidea.
TRIDACTYLIDAE Xya iberica Cunther, 1990 Xya pfaendleri (Harz, 1970) Xya variegata Latreille, 1809