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Species Conocephalus fasciatus - Slender Meadow Katydid

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Orthoptera (Grasshoppers, Crickets, Katydids)
Suborder Ensifera (Long-horned Orthoptera)
Infraorder Tettigoniidea (Katydids, Camel Crickets, and relatives)
Family Tettigoniidae (Katydids)
Subfamily Conocephalinae (Coneheads and Meadow Katydids)
Tribe Conocephalini (Meadow Katydids)
Genus Conocephalus (Lesser Meadow Katydids)
Species fasciatus (Slender Meadow Katydid)
Size
18-26 mm
Identification
Forewings are longer than abdomen, hindwings exceed forewings by 2-3 mm. Cerci of male are green. (1)
Range
Throughout the U.S. and southern Canada.
Habitat
Grassy areas in fields, meadows, open woodlands.
Season
Mid-summer to fall. Reported July-October (Michigan), June-frost (Virginia), July-frost (North Carolina). Seen starting in April in Florida.
Life Cycle
Two generations per year in south. Comes to lights (pers. obs., P. Coin, Durham, North Carolina).
Print References
Capinera, pp. 181-182, plate 40--illustration of male (1)
Helfer, p. 266, fig. 410 (2)
Bland, p. 148 (3)
Brimley, p. 20 (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
2.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
3.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Exttension.
4.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.