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Species Scudderia fasciata - Treetop Bush Katydid

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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
• 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:
Canada and south to western SC (1)
Found in the canopies of coniferous trees. Comes to lights.
Life Cycle
Click on the image to see photos of life cycle stages:
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.