(syn. Locustella Ϯ Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler L. certhiola) Gr. ἑλος helos marsh; ψαλτης psaltēs harpist, musician < ψαλτηριον psaltērion harp < ψαλλω psallō to pluck; "we propose splitting Locustella into two genera. The name Locustella is restricted to clade J. However, no name is available for clade K. Accordingly we here propose a new genus name for this clade: Helopsaltes, new genus Type species: Motacilla Certhiola Pallas, 1811. Gender masculine. ... Etymology: The name means "the marsh musician", from Greek helos (ἑλος), marshy ground, and Greek psaltes (ψαλτης), a musician playing a string instrument" (Alström et al. 2018).