Episactus cf. tristani

Episactid Grasshopper

Episactus sp., grasshopper in the subfamily Episactinae, El Salvador photo


Family: Episactidae

Subfamily: Episactinae


Episactidae is a family within the same superfamily (Eumastacoidea) as the Monkey Grasshoppers (Eumastacidae).

There are four subfamilies in Episactidae, and within Episactinae there are four genera. Three of the four subfamilies are wingless while grasshoppers in subfamily Espagnolinae are winged. This latter group is found in the Dominican Republic only (Hugh Rowell, personal communication).

Photo data: 29 September 2012. Suchitoto, Cuscatlán, El Salvador (along the roadshide in this small town).

GPS data: 13.9367, -89.0237. Elevation 368 meters above sea level.

Determined by Hugh Rowell and Oscar J. Cadena-CastaƱeda.

This page is both the genus page for Episactus and the family page for Episactidae