Leptogryllus deceptor Perkins, 1910
Oahu deceptor bush cricket
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Last Record: 1910 or before
IUCN RedList status: Extinct in the Wild
Although listed as Extinct in the Wild by the IUCN (Orthopteroid Specialist Group, 1996) and thus said to still exist in captivity, this seems to be a mistake as no such individual survives (K. Zippel cited in Maas, 2011).
Type locality: Pacific, North-Central Pacific, Hawaii, Hawaiian Is., Oahu, 457 to 610 meters above sea level.
Overall distribution: Oahu, Hawaiian Islands, USA
The holotype is a female (Nishida, 1979).
Zimmerman (1948) was only aware of 1 specimen, presumably the holotype, and thus it seems as if the species may only be known from a single record.
Original scientific description:
Perkins, Robert Cyril Layton. (1910). Supplement to Orthoptera. Fauna Hawaiiensis 2(6): 687-690 .
Maas, P.H.J. (2011). Extinct in the Wild. In: TSEW (2012). The Sixth Extinction Website. (https://www.petermaas.nl/extinct). Downloaded on 9 December 2012.
Nishida, Gordon M. (1979). Catalog of entomological types in the Bishop Museum. Orthoptera: Gryllidae. Pacific Insects 20(1): 33-35.
Orthopteroid Specialist Group. (1996). Leptogryllus deceptor. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 29 July 2012.
Zimmerman, E. C. (1948). Insects of Hawaii. Volume 2. Univeristy of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. [146,149]