Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Discussion of 2018 gathering

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington


Species Microcentrum retinerve - Lesser Angle-winged Katydid

katydid nymph - Microcentrum retinerve katydid - Microcentrum retinerve A Very Random Katydid  - Microcentrum retinerve Large Katydid - Microcentrum retinerve - male Katydid sp - Microcentrum retinerve - male anglewing - Microcentrum retinerve - female Another Katydid - Microcentrum retinerve - female 9048953 tett - Microcentrum retinerve - 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 Phaneropterinae (Phaneropterine Katydids)
Genus Microcentrum (Angle-wing Katydids)
Species retinerve (Lesser Angle-winged Katydid)
Other Common Names
Angular-winged Katydid
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microcentrum retinerve (Burmeister, 1838). Synonyms:
Microcentrum retinervis (spelling/gender?)
44-53 mm
Similar to Microcentrum rhombifolium, but smaller, restricted to Southeast. Other characters helping to differentiate:
paler green, head tinged with yellow
brown area in front of stridulatory vein
squarely truncate front margin of pronotum, lacking tooth
See SINA for illustrations of the pronotum, and the thumbnail below:
Southeastern United States: New Jersey and Missouri south to eastern Texas and Florida
Deciduous forests, often call from tops of trees. Come to lights.
Print References
Capinera, p. 158, description and map (1)
Helfer, p. 274-275, description (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.
2.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.