Orthoptera of North Carolina
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Tetrix arenosa Burmeister, 1838 - Sanded Pygmy Grasshopper

Family: Tetrigidae Subfamily: Tetriginae Tribe: Synonym: Acrydium arenosum
Field Guide Descriptions: Online Photographs: BugGuide, Google Images, GBIF                                                                                  
Distribution in North Carolina
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Adult Dates:
 High Mountains (HM) ≥ 4,000 ft.
 Low Mountains (LM) < 4,000 ft.
 Piedmont (Pd)
 Coastal Plain (CP)

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Habitats and Life History
Habitats: Rehn and Hebard (1916) found this species on the sandy shoreline of Lake Waccamaw, on a sandy border of a bog, on wet clay bordering a small stream, and in dry, sandy upland areas. Our recent records come from a lake shore and from a forested bottomland near a stream bank.
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Status in North Carolina
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Natural Heritage Program Ranks: G5 S3S4
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Recorded by: Stephen Hall, Ed Corey, Jim Petranka, Becky Elkin, Tom Howard, Carol Tingley, Brian Bockhahn, and Van Cotter
Durham Co.
Recorded by: Kyle Kittelberger
Wake Co.