Black-horned? Tree Cricket (male) - approx. 1.5 cm - Leslie Spit - September 2008
Fall Field Cricket (male) - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Genus: Gryllus (Field Crickets)
Species: Pennsylvanicus
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Updated November 3 2012
Fall Field Cricket (male) - approx. 1.5 cm - Toronto Islands - September 2012
Carolina Locust - approx. 4.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Genus: Dissosteira
Species: Carolina
Also known as Black-winged Grasshopper - narrow yellow
border seen on hindwing when flying causes it to
sometimes be confused with a
Mourning Cloak butterfly
Carolina Locust on Black Raspberry - approx. 4.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2011
Red-legged Grasshopper - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Genus: Melanoplus
Species: Femurrubrum
Two-striped (Yellow-striped) Grasshopper - approx. 3 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Genus: Melanoplus
Species: Bivittatus
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Updated August 30 2010
Two-striped (Yellow-striped) Grasshopper - approx. 3 cm - Leslie Spit - August 2010
Gladiator? Katydid (female) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Genus: Orchelimum (Greater Meadow Katydids)
Species: Gladiator?
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Updated February 26 2013
Gladiator? Katydid (female) - approx. 2 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
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Fork-tailed Bush Katydid - approx. 5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Genus: Scudderia (Bush Katydids)
Species: Furcata
12 species
Bush Katydid (nymph) - approx. 1 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Species: ?
Bush Katydid (nymph) - approx. 1 cm - High Park - July 2009
Fall Field Cricket (female) - approx. 2 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Genus: Gryllus (Field Crickets)
Species: Pennsylvanicus
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Updated November 3 2012
Fall Field Cricket (female) - approx. 2 cm - Toronto Islands - September 2012
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Audio - September & October - updated Nov 2010
Black-horned Cricket audio
Black-horned? Tree Cricket (male) - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Genus: Oecanthus (Common Tree Crickets)
Species: Nigricornis?
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Updated October 6 2013
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Black-horned? Tree Crickets (female, male) - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Gryllidae (True Crickets)
Species: Nigricornis?
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Updated October 6 2013
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Black-horned? Tree Crickets (female and male) on Japanese Knotweed - approx. 1.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - September 2008
Audio - updated July 28 2012
Field Cricket audio
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Updated September 3 2010
Grasshopper nymph - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2008
Grasshopper nymph - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Genus: Melanoplus
Species: Femurrubrum? Bivittatus?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Carolina Locust nymph - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Carolina Locust nymph - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Similar to Autumn Yellow-winged Grasshopper nymph
(Arphia xanthoptera)
Genus: Dissosteira
Species: Carolina
Roesel's Katydid (male - long-winged form) - approx. 3 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Genus: Metrioptera
Species: Roeselii
Roesel's Katydid (male - long-winged form) - approx. 3 cm - East Don Valley (Charles Sauriol Conservation Area) - July 2008
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Introduced from Europe
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Genus: Oecanthus (Common Tree Crickets)
Most abundant in fall - very similar to Spring Field Cricket
(G. veletis) which is most abundant in spring but the two
overlap in the summer - female has long ovipositor (see
male above)
Most abundant in fall - very similar to Spring Field Cricket
(G. veletis) which is most abundant in spring but the two
overlap in the summer - male lacks ovipositor (see female
below)
Gladiator? Katydid (male) - approx. 2 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Gladiator? Katydid (male) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Genus: Orchelimum (Greater Meadow Katydids)
Species: Gladiator?
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Updated February 26 2013
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Grasshopper nymph - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Genus: Melanoplus
Species: Bivittatus?
Grasshopper nymph on Common Tansy - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - July 2008
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Genus: Scudderia (Bush Katydids)
Female has long ovipositor (see male below)
Male lacks ovipositor (see female above)
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Updated September 15 2016
Grasshopper nymph - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Genus: ?
Species: ?
Grasshopper nymph on Virginia Creeper - approx. 2.5 cm - Lower Don Valley (Crother's Woods) - August 2007
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Drumming Katydid (male) - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Genus: Meconema
Species: Thalassinum
Drumming Katydid (male) - approx. 1.5 cm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2013
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Drumming Katydid (female) - approx. 1.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Genus: Meconema
Species: Thalassinum
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
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Updated January 2 2015
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Updated January 2 2015
Possibly the very similar Forbes' Tree Cricket (O. forbesi) -
both are usually found on vegetation 30 cm to 1.2 m off the
ground - Forbes' Tree Cricket has a faster rate of pulses  for
a given temperature
Possibly the very similar Forbes' Tree Cricket (O. forbesi) -
both are usually found on vegetation 30 cm to 1.2 m off the
ground - Forbes' Tree Cricket has a faster rate of pulses  for
a given temperature
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Updated November 24 2013
Black-sided Meadow Katydid (nymph) - approx. 8 mm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Genus: Conocephalus (Lesser Meadow Katydids)
Species: Nigropleurum
Black-sided Meadow Katydid (nymph) - approx. 8 mm - Toronto Islands - July 2013
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Roesel's Katydid (female) - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Genus: Metrioptera
Species: Roeselii
Roesel's Katydid (female) - approx. 2.5 cm - David Dunlap Observatory - July 2014
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Introduced from Europe
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
The male makes a drumming sound by tapping a hind foot
against a surface - native to Europe
Native to Europe
Drumming Katydid (female) - approx. 1.5 cm - Don Mills - October 2015
Fork-tailed Bush Katydid (female) - approx. 5 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - August 2008
Pine Tree Spur-throat Grasshopper - approx. 2.5 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Family: Acrididae (Short-horned Grasshoppers)
Genus: Melanoplus
Species: Punctulatus
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Also known as Grizzled or Mottled Grasshopper, Grizzly
Locust
Pine Tree Spur-throat Grasshopper - approx. 2.5 cm - Don Mills - August 2015
Red-legged Grasshopper - approx. 2.5 cm - East Don Valley (Milne Hollow) - October 2015
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Updated March 2 2016
Bush Katydid (nymph) - approx. 1 cm
Order: Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Family: Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Genus: Scudderia (Bush Katydids)
Bush Katydid (nymph) - approx. 1 cm - Leslie Spit - June 2012
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Updated September 15 2016