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Species Camptonotus carolinensis - Carolina Leaf-roller

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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 Gryllacrididae (Raspy Crickets)
Genus Camptonotus
Species carolinensis (Carolina Leaf-roller)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Camptonotus carolinensis (Gerstaecker, 1860)
12-15 mm
Small, smooth, and yellow-brown. Runs rapidly. Antennae very long, at least five times as long as body. (These do not stick out of leaf shelter.) Ovipositor is (often, though not always) upturned and carried over back (1). Most (or all?) individuals appear to be apterous, thus flightless (guide images).
Mostly Southeastern United States, from eastern TX to FL and north to PA. Recent reports here and on iNaturalist show it extending to southern NY and CT.
Deciduous forests. Shelters in rolled-up leaf (fastened with silk from glands on mouth) during the day.
Late summer to fall. Nymphs in July-August, adults September-October in North Carolina (2).
Hunts aphids at night.
Life Cycle
Bites through leaf in order to form flap. Flap is folded over, edge is pulled down with legs, and then edges are glued together with silk from gland on mouth. Sometimes uses the pods of Bladdernut, Staphylea trifolia, as a shelter instead of a leaf (3).
The wasp Sphex nudus is a major predator of this species.
Print References
Brimley, p. 21 (2)
Capinera et al., p. 217, plate 48 (1)
Helfer, pp. 306-307, fig. 485 (3)
Internet References
Singing Insects of North America--Family Gryllacrididae
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.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
3.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.