Katydid
( Tettigoniidae )


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PHOTO COMMENT

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Tettigoniidae
(Krauss ,1902 )
Common Name:Katydid
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Polyneoptera
Order:Orthoptera
Suborder:Ensifera
Family:Tettigoniidae
Taxon Code:ORT02074
ITIS/TSN:102232

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
Knowland Park, Knowland Park, Oakland
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01100108

RECOGNITION
Description
Wings are held vertically over the body, tentlike. Antennae are very long, often extending well beyond end of abdomen. All tarsi with 4 segments (formula 4-4-4), compare crickets (3-3-3). Tympana (hearing organs) on front tibiae. Ovipositors are characteristically flattened and sword-like.
Body Length
Most 10-60 mm, but larger.
Diversity
243 species in 49 genera in North America.

BIOLOGY
Food
Most species eat vegetation, some are predatory on other insects.
Diversity
243 species in 49 genera in North America.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
Family Tettigoniidae - Katydids. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/164). Accessed March 12, 2016. .
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