List of Singing Insects

List of common singing and fighting crickets in China.

Grylloidea Local colloquial name and meaning
Anaxipha pallidula (Matsumura, 1911) “Xiao Huang Ling” small yellow bell
Anaxipha sp. n. “Da Huang Ling” large yellow bell
Homeoxipha lycoides (Walker, 1869) “Mo Ling” inky bell
Svistella bifasciatata (Shiraki, 1911) “Jin Ling Zi” golden bell
Dianemobius fascipes (Walker, 1869) “Ban Ling” spotted bell
Dianemobius flavoantennalis (Shiraki, 1911) “Hua Ling” flowered bell
Ornebius kanetataki (Matsumura, 1904) “Shi Ling” stony bell
Scleropterus punctatus (Brunner, 1893) “Pan Ling” rocky bell
Oecanthus longicaudus (Matsumura, 1911) “Zhu Ling” bamboo bell
Homoeogryllus japonica (De Haan, 1842) “Ma Ling” horse bell
Truljalia hibinonis (Matsumura, 1911) “Jin Zhong” golden bell
Truljalia forceps (Saussure, 1878) “Jin Zhong” golden bell
Xenogryllus marmoratus (De Haan, 1842) “Bao Ta Ling” pagoda bell
Turanogryllus eous (Bey-Bienko, 1956) “Qing Ling” blue bell
Gryllodes sigillatus (Walker, 1869) “Zhao Ji” stove cricket
Velarifictorus micado (Saussure, 1877) “Cu Zhi” fighting cricket
Velarifictorus aspersus (Walker, 1869) “Cu Zhi” fighting cricket
Gryllus bimaculatus (De Haan, 1773) “Hua Jing” painted mirror
Teleogryllus emma (Ohmachi & Matsumura, 1951) “You Hu Lu” oil guord
Loxoblemmus doenitzi (Stein, 1881) “Guan Cai Tou” coffin-headed
Loxoblemmus equestris (Saussure, 1877) “Guan Tou Xi” coffin-headed cricket
Tarbinskiellus portentosus (Lichtenstein, 1796) “Da Xi Shuai” giant cricket
   
Tettigoniodea
Mecopoda elongata (Linneaus, 1758) “Fang Zhi Niang” Weaving lady
Gampsocleis gratiosa (Brunner, 1862) “Jiao Ge-Ge” singing brother
Gampsocleis sadakovii obscura (Walker, 1869) “Jiao Ge-Ge” singing brother
Uvarovites inflatus (Uvarov, 1924) “Jie Er” singing sister
Hexacentrus unicolor (Serville, 1839) “Xiao Fang Zhi Niang” small weaving lady
Conocephalus maculatus (Le Gouillou, 1841) “Cao Zhong” grass katydid
Conocephalus melas (De Haan, 1842) “Cao Zhong” grass katydid
Ruspolia lineosa (Walker, 1869) “Cao Zhong” grass katydid
Ducetia japonica (Thunberg, 1815) “Lu Zhong” wing exposed katydid