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Subfamily Meconematinae - Quiet-calling Katydids

Katydid - Meconema thalassinum - male drumming katydid? - Meconema thalassinum Katydid - Meconema thalassinum - female Meconema thalassinum Katydid - Meconema thalassinum - male Katydid with Earwig-like Cerci - Meconema thalassinum - male Drumming Katydid - Meconema thalassinum - female Green flying insect - Meconema thalassinum - 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 Meconematinae (Quiet-calling Katydids)
Numbers
2 species in one genus in our area (introduced); many aditional genera and species outside of North America.
Identification
Similar to Shield-backed Katydids. See under genus Meconema.
Range
Naturally occuring almost world-wide, but not in North America. Two European species of Meconema have been introduced here.
Habitat
Mostly associated with deciduous trees in forested areas (including urban forests).