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Subfamily Pseudophyllinae - True Katydids

True Katydid - Pterophylla camellifolia - male I can't believe she squeezed into those! - Pterophylla camellifolia Bright green nymph - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female Common True Katydid  - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Red Katydid nymph - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - male Red Katydid - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female Catch of the day - male Big Green Bug - Lea floridensis
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 Pseudophyllinae (True Katydids)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Subfamily also called Pterophyllinae.
Explanation of Names
Author of subfamily Pterophyllinae is Burmeister, 1838.
Numbers
SINA lists 3 genera (Lea 1 species, Paracyrtophyllus, 2 species, Pterophylla, 1 species) for a total of 4 species for North America.
Size
33-50 mm
Identification
See Singing Insects of North America key. Most prominent genus is Pterophylla.

Lea floridensis


Paracyrtophyllus excelsus


Paracyrtophyllus robustus


Pterophylla camellifolia
Habitat
Deciduous forests
Print References
Arnett, p. 161 (1)
Internet References
Singing Insects of North America: family account, key to genera.