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Species Scudderia furcata - Fork-tailed Bush Katydid

fork-tailed bush katydid? - Scudderia furcata - female Katydid? - Scudderia furcata - female Katydid B - Scudderia furcata - female fork-tailed bush katydid - Scudderia furcata - female Katydid (Tettigoniidae) - Scudderia furcata - male Hopper - Scudderia furcata Hopper - Scudderia furcata Katydid with pink trim - Scudderia furcata
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 furcata (Fork-tailed Bush Katydid)
Male supra-anal plate large, inflated. Lobes form a deep U, or fork: This is almost identical to S. fasciata, but that species has dark striping on tegmina.
Throughout most of the U.S. and into southern Canada. Replaced in southern California, southern Arizona, and parts of west Texas by closely related Scudderia mexicana.
Weedy fields, thickets, forest edges, and meadows (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.