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:ORT02025
ITIS TSN#:102232

LOCATION DETAILS
Location
Morgan Fire Burn Area, Mount Diablo State Park, Clayton
County:Contra Costa County
ECI Site#:CASP175000
Park/Forest:Mount Diablo State Park

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
Eddie Dunbar

REFERENCES
  • Family Tettigoniidae - Katydids. (http://bugguide.net/node/view/164). Accessed March 12, 2016. [ IMAGES ]
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System TSN#102232


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