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Leptogryllus deceptor Perkins, 1910

Oahu deceptor bush cricket



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

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 [689].


Other references:

Maas, P.H.J. (2011). Extinct in the Wild. In: TSEW (2012). The Sixth Extinction Website. ( 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. ( Downloaded on 29 July 2012.

Zimmerman, E. C. (1948). Insects of Hawaii. Volume 2. Univeristy of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. [146,149]


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