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Species Scudderia pistillata - Broad-winged Bush Katydid

Broad-winged Bush Katydid - Scudderia pistillata - female Scudderia pistillata - male Scudderia pistillata - female Katydid Nymph? - Scudderia pistillata - female Potential Phaneropterine Katydid - Scudderia pistillata - female Scudderia pistillata - female Scudderia pistillata - female Broad-winged Bush Katydid (Scudderia pistillata) - Scudderia pistillata - 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 pistillata (Broad-winged Bush Katydid)
Identification
This is the only species in this genus with an outer wing length only three times its width (1)
Lobes of male supra-anal plate form a wide, rounded V, and taper strongly toward the tips. Resembles a whale's fluke:
Range
Canada south to West Virginia
Habitat
Damp and dry meadows, marshes, fields, and roadside thickets (1)
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.