Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide


Anabrus simplex
(mormon cricket)



Anabrus simplex (mormon cricket)


  • Last modified
  • 20 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Anabrus simplex
  • Preferred Common Name
  • mormon cricket
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Anabrus simplex Haldeman

Preferred Common Name

  • mormon cricket

Other Scientific Names

  • Anabrus purpurascens UHLER

International Common Names

  • English: cricket, mormon; cricket, western great plain
  • French: sauterelle mormone

EPPO code

  • ANABSI (Anabrus simplex)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Orthoptera
  •                         Family: Tettigoniidae
  •                             Genus: Anabrus
  •                                 Species: Anabrus simplex

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 15 Dec 2020

Natural enemies

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Natural enemyTypeLife stagesSpecificityReferencesBiological control inBiological control on
Nosema locustae Pathogen Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Palmodes laeviventris Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs
Tachysphex semirufus Predator Adults; Arthropods|Nymphs

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