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



Species Conocephalus brevipennis - Short-winged Meadow Katydid

Short-winged Meadow Katydid (Conocephalus brevipennis) - Conocephalus brevipennis - female Short-winged Meadow Katydid? - Conocephalus brevipennis - female active cricket  - Conocephalus brevipennis - female Conocephalus brevipennis - male Brown-backed meadow katydid - Conocephalus brevipennis - female Ontario - Conocephalus fasciatus ? - Conocephalus brevipennis - female Meadow Katydid species? - Conocephalus brevipennis - male Conocephalus fasciatus? - Conocephalus brevipennis - female
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 brevipennis (Short-winged Meadow Katydid)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Conocephalus brevipennis (Scudder, 1862)
12-16 mm
Typically has short wings, a few mm shorter than body. Males can be recognized by structure of cerci--see SINA page on genus, and the thumbnail below:

Female ovipositor is shorter than body, upper margin is nearly straight.
Eastern and central North America
Damp meadows, edges of streams, marshes.
Late summer to fall. Late July-October (Michigan). August-frost (North Carolina).
Print References
Bland, p. 147--photo of specimen of male (1)
Brimley, p. 20 (2)
Works Cited
1.Orthoptera of Michigan
Roger Bland. 2003. Michigan State University Extension.
2.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.