Katydid
( Tettigoniidae )


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

PHYLOGENY

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

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Bay Point Regional Shoreline, McAvoy Road, Bay Point
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CAEB040000
Park/Forest:Bay Point Regional Shoreline

RECOGNITION
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.

BIOLOGY
Food
Most species eat vegetation, some are predatory on other insects.

HABITAT

CREDITS
Photographer
Mike Dame

REFERENCES
  • BugGuide [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#102232


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