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Species Conocephalus brevipennis - Short-winged Meadow Katydid

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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 brevipennis (Short-winged Meadow Katydid)
12-16 mm
Typically has short wings, a few mm shorter than body. Males can be recognized by structure of cerci--see SINA page on genus, and the thumbnail below:

Female ovipositor is shorter than body, upper margin is nearly straight.
Eastern and central North America
Damp meadows, edges of streams, marshes.
Late summer to fall. Late July-October (Michigan). August-frost (North Carolina).
Print References
Bland, p. 147--photo of specimen of male (1)
Brimley, p. 20 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.