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Subfamily Phaneropterinae - Phaneropterine Katydids

Katydid?  - Scudderia mexicana - female Microcentrum rhombifolium - female Northern Bush Katydid - Scudderia septentrionalis - male Hopper Mimicing Wheel Bug Nymphs - Scudderia cuneata Fork-tailed Katydid - Scudderia mexicana - female Prairie katydid - Scudderia furcata - male Katydid - Arethaea Grasshopper found in woods - Scudderia - male
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 Phaneropterinae (Phaneropterine Katydids)
Other Common Names
False Katydids
Numbers
67 species in 14 genera north of Mexico (1)
Identification
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