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Species Scudderia furcata - Fork-tailed Bush Katydid

Scudder's Bush Katydid - Scudderia furcata - female Katydid - Scudderia furcata - female Katydid - Scudderia furcata - male Scudderia furcata - male Fork-tailed Bush Katydid life cycle - Scudderia furcata - female Scudderia furcata - male Fork-tailed Bush Katydid - Scudderia furcata - male Bush Katydid - Scudderia furcata - 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 furcata (Fork-tailed Bush Katydid)
Identification
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.
Range
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.
Habitat
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.