Genus of cricket-like animals

Ephippiger perforatus - female.jpg
Ephippiger perforatus, female
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Orthoptera
Suborder: Ensifera
Family: Tettigoniidae
Tribe: Ephippigerini
Genus: Ephippiger
Berthold, 1827

Ephippigera Serville, 1831
Ephippiiger Azam, 1913

Ephippiger is a bush cricket genus described by Berthold in 1827, belonging to the family Tettigoniidae, subfamily Bradyporinae and tribe Ephippigerini.


In this genus, the bush crickets have very small wings and the pronotum resembles a saddle (the Latin name ephippium means 'saddle of a horse').

The atrophied wings of Ephippiger species are unfit to flight and only used for the emission of sounds (stridulation).


Species of this genus are mainly present in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, Iran and Switzerland.

List of species



  • Berthold, 1827 : Latreille's Naturliche Familien des Thierreichs / aus dem Franzosischen, mit Anmerkungen und Zusätzen, von Arnold Adolph Berthold (texte original).
  • Michel Chinery, insectes de France 2005

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