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Subfamily Pseudophyllinae - True Katydids

6008373 Katydid nymph - Pterophylla camellifolia - male Common True Katydid - nymph - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Colourful Katydid - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female Red Katydid - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female Katydids are early around St. Louis in 2012 - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Green Bug Long Antennae - Pterophylla camellifolia Katydid nymph - Pterophylla camellifolia Katydid
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.