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Species Conocephalus nigropleurum - Black-sided Meadow Katydid

Immature Grasshopper? - Conocephalus nigropleurum - male Is this a cricket or a nymph or what - Conocephalus nigropleurum - female katydid - Conocephalus nigropleurum - male Katydid - Conocephalus nigropleurum Metallic green grasshopper/cricket - Conocephalus nigropleurum - female Black-sided Meadow Katydid? - Conocephalus nigropleurum - female Conocephalus nigropleurum - female Conocephalus nigropleurum - male
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 Conocephalinae (Coneheads and Meadow Katydids)
Tribe Conocephalini (Meadow Katydids)
Genus Conocephalus (Lesser Meadow Katydids)
Species nigropleurum (Black-sided Meadow Katydid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Conocephalus nigropleurum (Bruner 1891)
Explanation of Names
NIGROPLEURUM: literally, black-sided - from the Latin "niger" (black) + the Greek "pleura" (a rib, side)
side of abdomen black; pronotum bright green; ovipositor straight and about as long as abdomen; ventral surface of hind femur with one or more spines
states bordering the Great Lakes, plus Ontario and Quebec to the northeast, and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas to the west - Map
Wet, marshy areas, often with cattails.