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Species Insara covilleae - Creosote Bush Katydid

At my patio light - Insara covilleae - female Shell Katydid - Insara covilleae - female Creosote Bush Katydid  - Golden - Insara covilleae - male Red Creosote Katydid? - Insara covilleae - female Insara sp. - Insara covilleae - female Unknown insect - Insara covilleae - female Creosote Bush Katydid - Insara covilleae - female Found this on my steel security door - Insara covilleae - female
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 Insara (Western Bush Katydids)
Species covilleae (Creosote Bush Katydid)
Length 28-30 mm
Pronotum is "saddle-shaped" (1). Green or dark green with prominent white markings on tegmen (forewing).
Southern Nevada, deserts of southern California, across southern Arizona to southwestern corner of New Mexico.
Deserts, etc. Occurs on creosote, Larrea tridentata.
Feeds on creosote, Larrea tridentata.
Print References
Helfer, p. 276, fig. 428 (1)
Capinera, p. 166--description (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.