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Species Scudderia fasciata - Treetop Bush Katydid

Treetop Bush Katydid - Scudderia fasciata - male katydid - Scudderia fasciata - female Which Katydid? - Scudderia fasciata - female Which Katydid? - Scudderia fasciata - female Green Bug - Scudderia fasciata - female Green Bug - Scudderia fasciata - female Katydid - Scudderia fasciata - female Scudderia fasciata - female
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 Scudderia (Bush Katydids)
Species fasciata (Treetop Bush Katydid)
Other Common Names
Hemlock Bush Katydid
Explanation of Names
"fasciata" - striped
Identification
• Male supra-anal plate large, inflated. Lobes form a deep U, or fork. (This is almost identical to S. furcata, but that species does not have dark striping on the tegmina):

• More identification tips for separating fasciata and furcata:
Range
Canada and south to western SC (1)
Habitat
Found in the canopies of coniferous trees. Comes to lights.
Life Cycle
Click on the image to see photos of life cycle stages:
Remarks
Parasitoid:
Internet References
Song and other info at Songs of Insects

Works Cited
1.Guide to Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast
Michael DiGiorgio & John Himmelman. 2009. Stackpole Books.