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Species Turpilia rostrata - Narrow-Beaked Katydid

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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 Phaneropterinae (Phaneropterine Katydids)
Genus Turpilia
Species rostrata (Narrow-Beaked Katydid)
Explanation of Names
At Words by William Whitaker, "rostrata" translates to "having a beaked prow".
Numbers
Singing Insects of North America lists only one Turpilia species: rostrata.
Size
39 mm
Range
Penninsular Florida.
Habitat
Often found on buttonwood (Conocarpus) and mangroves (1)
Print References
Helfer, "How to Know the Grasshoppers", p. 274, fig. 426 (1)
Internet References
Singing Insects of North America has info, photos, and distribution map.
IFAS Entomolgy has a illustration of T. rostrata from a "Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Crickets, and Katydids" by Ralph Scott.
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.

Additional print reference
Neat, and an impressive identification. I find the big Katydids daunting--genera all look the same--big green, and angular.

An additonal print reference: Helfer, How to Know the Grasshoppers, p. 274, fig. 426. (1), that's #2739 if you want to copy it for the guide.
Gives length as 39 mm, range as "Florida". He mentions it is often found on buttonwood (Conocarpus) and mangroves.

Patrick Coin
Durham, North Carolina

 
Thanks Patrick!
I will add this stuff for sure...the wing veination really helped me on this one (and pulling up the additional photos I had taken:)

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