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Subfamily Phaneropterinae - Phaneropterine Katydids

Katydid - Scudderia furcata - female Grasshopper - Dichopetala catinata - male katydid - Scudderia fasciata - male Katydid on Screen - Scudderia furcata - male Unknown Insect #5 - Scudderia Katydid molting - Scudderia Katydid - Arethaea - female oblong-winged katydid - Amblycorypha oblongifolia - male
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)
Other Common Names
False Katydids
67 species in 14 genera north of Mexico (1)
Tympana on foretibia exposed; forewings shorter than hindwings (1)

Overview of Genera:

Amblycorypha - 15 species, eastern and central U.S.

Arethaea - 14 species, southwestern U.S.

Brachyinsara - 1 species, CA

Dichopetala - 8 species, southwestern U.S.

Insara - 6 species, southwestern U.S.

Inscudderia - 3 species, southeastern U.S.

Microcentrum - 6 species, most of U.S. except for far north

Montezumina - 1 species, southeastern U.S.

Phaneroptera - 1 species, introduced to CA, NY, NJ

---no image--- Phrixa - 1 species, FL

Platylyra - 1 species, CA

Scudderia - 8 species, entire U.S.

Stilpnochlora - 1 species, FL

Turpilia - 1 species, FL
Print References
Arnett, p. 160 (2)
Internet References
Singing Insects of North America: subfamily account and key to genera