A tiny, sea-green katydid with a tympanum fully exposed on each foretibia. Forewings longer than hindwings. No stridulatory area apparent at base of male forewings. Male cerci long, slender, tubular, curving upwards (1).
Southern New England and British Columbia. See also BugGuide range map for an indication of the expansion of the range into neighboring states.
Deciduous trees and the vegetation beneath.
July-Oct. One generation per year.
According to the Singing Insects of North America website, the subfamily Meconematinae is represented in the US by only one species, M. thalassinum, which has been introduced from Europe.
This species calls by drumming the hind tarsus on a leaf (1)
Commonly preyed upon by wasps in the genus Isodontia.
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