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Species Microcentrum retinerve - Lesser Angle-winged Katydid

hopper - Microcentrum retinerve Katydid Nymph - Microcentrum retinerve A Very Random Katydid  - Microcentrum retinerve - female ? - Microcentrum retinerve - male Katydid Nymph? - Microcentrum retinerve Unknown katydid  - Microcentrum retinerve - male Tettigoniidea? - Microcentrum retinerve - male Katydid nymph - Microcentrum retinerve
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 Phaneropterinae (Phaneropterine Katydids)
Genus Microcentrum (Angle-wing Katydids)
Species retinerve (Lesser Angle-winged Katydid)
Other Common Names
Angular-winged Katydid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microcentrum retinerve (Burmeister, 1838). Synonyms:
Microcentrum retinervis (spelling/gender?)
44-53 mm
Similar to Microcentrum rhombifolium, but smaller, restricted to Southeast. Other characters helping to differentiate:
paler green, head tinged with yellow
brown area in front of stridulatory vein
squarely truncate front margin of pronotum, lacking tooth
See SINA for illustrations of the pronotum, and the thumbnail below:
Southeastern United States: New Jersey and Missouri south to eastern Texas and Florida
Deciduous forests, often call from tops of trees. Come to lights.
Print References
Capinera, p. 158, description and map (1)
Helfer, p. 274-275, description (2)
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.