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Species Insara covilleae - Creosote Bush Katydid

Tettigoniidae--Shield-back Katydid - Insara covilleae - female Tettigoniidae--Shield-back Katydid - Insara covilleae - female Creosote Bush Katydid  - Golden - Insara covilleae - male Red Creosote Katydid? - Insara covilleae - female Unknown insect - Insara covilleae - female Creosote Bush Katydid - Insara covilleae - female Grasshopper? - Insara covilleae Found this on my steel security door - Insara covilleae - female
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 Phaneropterinae (Phaneropterine Katydids)
Genus Insara (Western Bush Katydids)
Species covilleae (Creosote Bush Katydid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Insara covilleae Rehn and Hebard 1914
Size
Length 28-30 mm
Identification
Pronotum is "saddle-shaped" (1). Green or dark green with prominent white spots on tegmina (forewings).
Range
Southern Nevada, deserts of southern California, across southern Arizona to southwestern corner of New Mexico.
Habitat
Deserts, etc. Occurs on creosote, Larrea tridentata.
Food
Feeds on creosote, Larrea tridentata.
Print References
Helfer, p. 276, fig. 428 (1)
Capinera, p. 166--description (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.How to Know the Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, and Their Allies
Jacques R. Helfer. 1962. Wm. C. Brown Company.
2.Field Guide To Grasshoppers, Katydids, And Crickets Of The United States
John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, Thomas J. Walker. 2004. Cornell University Press.