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Species Conocephalus nigropleurum - Black-sided Meadow Katydid

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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
Habitat
Wet, marshy areas, often with cattails.