Leptogryllus deceptor Perkins, 1910
Oahu deceptor bush cricket
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Extinct (Dalrymple et al., 2023)
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
Biology & Ecology
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 .
Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Dalrymple, S. E., Abeli, T., Ewen, J. G., Gilbert, T. C., Hogg, C. J., Lloyd, N. A., Moehrenschlager, A., Rodríguez, J. P. and Smith, D. (2023). Addressing Threats and Ecosystem Intactness to Enable Action for Extinct in the Wild Species. Diversity 15: 268. https://doi.org/10.3390/d15020268
Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Maas, P.H.J. (2011). Extinct in the Wild. In: TSEW (2012). The Sixth Extinction Website. (http://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. (1996a). Leptogryllus deceptor. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 29 July 2012.
Orthopteroid Specialist Group. (1996b). Leptogryllus deceptor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T11690A3301867. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T11690A3301867.en. Accessed on 11 June 2022.
Zimmerman, E. C. (1948). Insects of Hawaii. Volume 2. Univeristy of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. [146,149]