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Subfamily Pseudophyllinae - True Katydids

Katydid Aug 3 2008 1 - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Colorful little cricket - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female Colorful little cricket - Paracyrtophyllus robustus - female Tettigoniidae (Common True Katydid), lateral - Pterophylla camellifolia - female True Katydid - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Common True Katydid - Pterophylla camellifolia - female Pterophylla camellifolia - male true katydid? - Pterophylla camellifolia - female
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.
SINA lists 3 genera (Lea 1 species, Paracyrtophyllus, 2 species, Pterophylla, 1 species) for a total of 4 species for North America.
33-50 mm
See Singing Insects of North America key. Most prominent genus is Pterophylla.

Lea floridensis

Paracyrtophyllus excelsus

Paracyrtophyllus robustus

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