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Ceuthophilus
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Ceuthophilus is a genus of insects in the cave cricket family Rhaphidophoridae. It contains most of the species that are known commonly as camel crickets.[1]

These insects have thick, dorsally arched bodies. The head is oval in shape with long, tapering antennae. The hind femur is thick and usually spiny in males, and sometimes slightly spiny in females.[2]

Ceuthophilus have varied diets and have been described as omnivores and scavengers. Items observed in the diets of Ceuthophilus species include jelly, tuna, rancid liver, American cheese, pet food, oatmeal, wheat germ, peanut butter, molasses, wild fungi, persimmon, bread, dead and living insects, insect eggs, arachnids, dead bats, dead ring-tailed cats, and human feces.[3]

Species include:[4]

References

  1. ^ Sanders, D. House-invading Crickets. University of Missouri Extension. 2010.
  2. ^ Kirby, W. R. Key to Subfamilies of North American Rhaphidophoridae: Subfamily Rhaphidophorinae.
  3. ^ Taylor, S. J., et al. (2005). Foraging range and habitat use of Ceuthophilus secretus (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae), a key trogloxene in central Texas cave communities. The American Midland Naturalist 154(1) 97-114.
  4. ^ Ceuthophilus. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

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Ceuthophilus: Brief Summary
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Ceuthophilus is a genus of insects in the cave cricket family Rhaphidophoridae. It contains most of the species that are known commonly as camel crickets.

These insects have thick, dorsally arched bodies. The head is oval in shape with long, tapering antennae. The hind femur is thick and usually spiny in males, and sometimes slightly spiny in females.

Ceuthophilus have varied diets and have been described as omnivores and scavengers. Items observed in the diets of Ceuthophilus species include jelly, tuna, rancid liver, American cheese, pet food, oatmeal, wheat germ, peanut butter, molasses, wild fungi, persimmon, bread, dead and living insects, insect eggs, arachnids, dead bats, dead ring-tailed cats, and human feces.

Species include:

Ceuthophilus abditus Ceuthophilus agassizii Ceuthophilus alpinus Ceuthophilus apache Ceuthophilus aridus Ceuthophilus arizonensis Ceuthophilus armatipes Ceuthophilus baboquivariae Ceuthophilus brevipes Ceuthophilus cacogeus Ceuthophilus californianus Ceuthophilus carlsbadensis Ceuthophilus carolinus Ceuthophilus caudelli Ceuthophilus chiricahuae Ceuthophilus conicaudus Ceuthophilus crassifemoris Ceuthophilus cunicularis Ceuthophilus deserticola Ceuthophilus divergens Ceuthophilus elegans Ceuthophilus ensifer Ceuthophilus fissicaudus Ceuthophilus fossor Ceuthophilus fusiformis Ceuthophilus gertschi Ceuthophilus gracilipes Ceuthophilus guttulosus Ceuthophilus hebardi Ceuthophilus hesperus Ceuthophilus hualapai Ceuthophilus hubbelli Ceuthophilus inyo Ceuthophilus isletae Ceuthophilus kansensis Ceuthophilus lamellipes Ceuthophilus lapidicola Ceuthophilus latens Ceuthophilus latibuli Ceuthophilus leptopus Ceuthophilus longipes Ceuthophilus maculatus Ceuthophilus meridionalis Ceuthophilus mescalero Ceuthophilus mississippi Ceuthophilus mormonius Ceuthophilus nevadensis Ceuthophilus nitens Ceuthophilus nodulosus Ceuthophilus occultus Ceuthophilus osagensis Ceuthophilus ozarkensis Ceuthophilus pallescens Ceuthophilus pallidipes Ceuthophilus pallidus Ceuthophilus papago Ceuthophilus paucispinosus Ceuthophilus peninsularis Ceuthophilus perplexus Ceuthophilus pima Ceuthophilus pinalensis Ceuthophilus polingi Ceuthophilus rehni Ceuthophilus rogersi Ceuthophilus seclusus Ceuthophilus secretus Ceuthophilus silvestris Ceuthophilus spinosus Ceuthophilus stygius Ceuthophilus tenebrarum Ceuthophilus tinkhami Ceuthophilus uhleri Ceuthophilus umbratilis Ceuthophilus umbrosus Ceuthophilus unguiculatus Ceuthophilus utahensis Ceuthophilus vicinus Ceuthophilus virgatipes Ceuthophilus walkeri Ceuthophilus wasatchensis Ceuthophilus wheeleri Ceuthophilus wichitaensis Ceuthophilus williamsoni Ceuthophilus yavapai
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