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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
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 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)
Identification
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
Range
states bordering the Great Lakes, plus Ontario and Quebec to the northeast, and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas to the west - Map
Habitat
Wet, marshy areas, often with cattails.