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Genus Plagiostira

Strange for the desert? - Plagiostira gillettei - male Female Katydid? - Plagiostira gillettei - female Plagiostira species - Plagiostira gillettei - female Plagiostira species - Plagiostira gillettei - male Plagiostira species - Plagiostira gillettei - male Mescalero Shieldback - Plagiostira mescaleroensis - male Spotted cricket seem on my archeology outing. - Plagiostira Unknown 'Bug' 3070 - Plagiostira - 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 Tettigoniinae (Shield-backed Katydids)
Genus Plagiostira
Numbers
3 spp., all in our area(1)
Range
central NM to sw. UT & nw. AZ
Print References
E.R. Tinkham (1960) Studies in Desert Sand Dune Orthoptera, part I. A new species of Plagiostira from eastern New Mexico with key and notes. Great Basin Naturalist 20(2); 39-47. [Illustrated key to species]