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Species Orchelimum gladiator - Gladiator Meadow Katydid

Conocephalinae 01a - Orchelimum gladiator - male Orchelimum 04b - Orchelimum gladiator - male Orchelimum gladiator - male katydid - Orchelimum gladiator - male Orchelimum gladiator - male Orchelimum gladiator - male Katydid sp. - Orchelimum gladiator - male Katydid sp. - Orchelimum gladiator - male
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 Conocephalinae (Coneheads and Meadow Katydids)
Tribe Conocephalini (Meadow Katydids)
Genus Orchelimum (Greater Meadow Katydids)
Species gladiator (Gladiator Meadow Katydid)
Identification
Posterior lateral sinus of the pronotum is poorly developed.

Song is a "series of ticks followed by a long shuffling trill" ('Songs of Insects)
Range
Northern half of U.S and southern Canada.
Habitat
Damp meadows of tall grases and sedges and wet edges of marshes.
Season
June-August (BG data). One of the earliest native katydids in much of its range.
Food
Feed on plants but are also predaceous and canibalistic.