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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Orthoptera
Subordo: Caelifera
Infraordo: Acrididea
Superfamilia: Acridoidea
Subfamilia: Proctolabinae
Tribus (2): Coscineutini - Proctolabini

Proctolabinae Amédégnato, 1974
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Proctolabinae[1] is a subfamily of grasshoppers in the family Acrididae. There are more than 20 genera and 210 described species which are found in South America.[2][3]


The following genera, in 2 tribes, belong to the subfamily Proctolabinae:

synonym: Coscineutae Brunner von Wattenwyl, 1893

Coscineuta Stål, 1873


Adelotettix Bruner, 1910
Ampelophilus Hebard, 1924
Azotocerus Descamps, 1976
Balachowskyacris Descamps & Amédégnato, 1972
Cercoceracris Descamps, 1976
Cryptocloeus Descamps, 1976
Dendrophilacris Descamps, 1976
Dorstacris Descamps, 1978
Drymacris Descamps & Rowell, 1978
Drymophilacris Descamps, 1976
Eucephalacris Descamps, 1976
Eucerotettix Descamps, 1980
Halticacris Descamps, 1976
Harpotettix Descamps, 1981
Kritacris Descamps, 1976
Leioscapheus Bruner, 1907
Lithoscirtus Bruner, 1908
Loretacris Amédégnato & Poulain, 1987
Paratela Descamps & Rowell, 1978
Pareucephalacris Descamps, 1976
Poecilocloeus Bruner, 1910
Proctolabus Saussure, 1859
Saltonacris Descamps, 1976
Tela Hebard, 1932
Witotacris Descamps, 1976
Ypsophilacris Descamps, 1980
Zodiacris Descamps, 1980
Zosperamerus Bruner, 1908


Amédégnato (1974) Acrida 3(3): 196, 200.
"Proctolabinae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-10-15.

Otte, Daniel; Cigliano, Maria Marta; Braun, Holger; Eades, David C. (2019). "subfamily Proctolabinae Amédégnato, 1974". Orthoptera species file online, Version 5.0. Retrieved 2019-07-02.

Further reading

Bland, Roger (2003). The Orthoptera of Michigan: Biology, Keys, and Descriptions of Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets. Michigan State University Extension. ISBN 978-1565250178.
Capinera, J. L; Scott, R. D.; Walker, T. J. (2004). Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States. Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0-8014-8948-8.
Otte, Daniel (1997). Poole, Robert W.; Gentili, Patricia (eds.). Orthoptera. Nomina Insecta Nearctica: A Check List of the Insects of North America. Vol. 4: Non–Holometabolous Orders. Entomological Information Services. pp. 581–634. ISBN 978-1-889002-04-0.

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