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Subfamily Phaneropterinae - Phaneropterine Katydids

Who Where - Microcentrum rhombifolium Katydid - Scudderia? - Scudderia furcata - male A Very Random Katydid  - Microcentrum retinerve - female Scudderia - female WI091912 - 1a - Microcentrum retinerve - female Found this lil guy on my pepper plant...  - Scudderia Katydid Nymph - Scudderia Phaneroptera nana? - Phaneroptera nana - 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